Things to taste
Cucciddati e Bersaglieri 4 - Fine Art Produzioni The “Bersagliere”

If you visit Centuripe during the Christmas season, it’s easy to find an opportunity to sample “Bersagliere”, a cake covered with chocolate that was created during the Second World War. It appears that the origin of this cake is

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Cucciddati e Bersaglieri 2 - Fine Art Produzioni The “Cucciddati”

In Sicily all the holidays on the calendar are characterized by traditional sweets, the “cucciddati” are categorized as Christmas sweets; they were originally bread with dried fruit (figs, almonds, raisins, nuts, etc.). The name

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Cuccia Cuccìa

It is a typical dish from the Sicilian tradition closely related to December 13, the feast of Santa Lucia. Cuccìa is a pudding made from cooked wheat, seasoned to your liking. Originally the cuccìa was a simple soup of boiled wh

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Pignolata - Fine Art Produzioni Pignolata (Pignoccata)

Pignolata is a typical Southern Italian dessert and in particular in Sicily. It is a dessert that takes its name from its peculiar pinecone shape. This specialty is prepared throughout Sicily and is reminiscent of Neapolitan str

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Buccellati 3 - Fine Art Produzioni Buccellati (Vurciddati)

They are typical Sicilian Christmas sweets, in Ennese dialect they are called “vurciddati” or “picciddata”. The term buccellato comes from the Latin “buccellatum” bread that is divided into buccelli, or pieces. It is a mixture o

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Frascatula 2 Frascatula

The Frascatula is a thick cornmeal or maize polenta, spread throughout the island, it is prepared by pouring the flour in boiling water, cooking it for about ten minutes and then flavoring it with vegetables (such as borage, chi

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Maccu di favi 2 - Fine Art Produzioni Maccu di favi

It is a hearty peasant dish that originated in the province of Agrigento, but its preparation has spread throughout Sicily. It is a bean cream made with dried and shelled beans with long cooking time, so that when they are crush

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Guastedda 3 Guastedda

A definite specialty from Enna is the “guastedda” also called “vastedda cu sammucu” or “nfigghiulata”. It is a cake with medieval origins that is abundantly stuffed with chunks of sausage and Tuma, but also can be filled in vari

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Piacentinu ennese dop 2 - Consorzio tutela piacentinu ennese Piacentino Ennese DOP

Piacentino, in dialect called “piacentinu ennisi”, is produced in nine municipalities in the province of Enna. This cheese is one of the major elements of the typical local cuisine. On February 15, 2011, it received the Protecte

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cuddureddi Cuddureddi

Cuddureddi are sweet pastry in a circular shape (8 cm in diameter and about 1-1.5 in tall) characterized by a filling of cooked wine and almonds. They are cooked in the oven while keeping the external dough (almost like an embro

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Cannolo siciliano 1 Cassatelle and cannoli

Thanks to the quality pecorino cheese produced in the area, Caltagirone has been named among the Sicilian cities known for its cheese. A ricotta base is prepared for many irresistible desserts inherited from the Arab tradition:

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vino alle mandorle - Michele Seminato Almond wine

Piazza Armerina is also synonymous with almond wine, a white wine worked with the very delicate and fragrant essence of almond. Served cold, it can be an excellent aperitif or an ideal pairing with delicious traditional Sicilian

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Mandorle vinciatutti 1 - Fine Art Produzioni Almond “Vinciatutti”

In the past, almond spread in Mediterranean countries, in Asia and in Africa, for its beauty and for its precious seed. In Sicily, it landed with the Phoenicians and it was used for the preparation of delicious desserts and, sin

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Pane del Dittaino 4 - Fine Art Produzioni Pagnotta del Dittaino

Sicily known as the historic granary of Italy, at least until a few centuries ago. Wheat has always been a pillar of the culture and food for Sicilians, who have interpreted it in thousands of ways. The Pagnotta del Dittaino is

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