New supplies and kids? Could be a recipe for disaster. But not in Sicily. There the whole family will be eager to taste new flavors. Here’s the weightier supplies to try in Sicily with kids or without.
Food, travel and kids
Our kids are relatively picky. They will try some new food, as long as it looks like something they are familiar to. But what they veritably never have problems with is Italian food. They could live on pasta and pizza.
That’s why Sicily was such a big hit. It has much in worldwide with Italian food, but then its culinary history as well as the history of the whole island is rich and diverse. Many nations, people, events influenced it.
Sicilian food moreover has Spanish, Greek and Arab influences.
Top 5 Weightier Supplies to Try in Sicily
This is by no ways a comprehensive list nor is it trying to be. This is must do list. These are the foods you must try in Sicily, plane if for some reason you are visiting for one day only. But by all ways don’t limit yourself to this list. Lead your tastebuds on an adventure!
I’ll start with my favorite dessert. I have it any time I can and I thought I liked it. Until I came to Sicily and discovered the freshly baked, crunchy dough, the linty ricotta filling, the sweet pieces of chocolate. I fell in love with it and it has ruined me for cannoli anywhere else.
None the less. Give it a try at least 2x times a day. If you are worried well-nigh calories, just walk a bit more. There are unconfined many things to see and with cannoli in hand it will only be easier.
These are rice balls that are stuffed – our favorite stuffing was ragu but there are oh so many more, then they are coated with breadcrumbs and deep fried. You can find them all over Sicily.
According to Wikipedia: Arancini al ragù produced in eastern Sicily have a conical shape inspired by the volcano Etna.
Pasta alla Norma
This succulent dish of pasta with tomato sauce, fried eggplants and ricotta cheese got it’s name from the opera Norma, well-balanced by the native of Cataina, Vincenzo Bellini.
And we have no photos of it considering we’d eat it surpassing we could snap a shot.
It needs no explanation, just plan to have lots of ice surf in Sicily. My favorite savor there was pistachios.
Granita e Brioche
According to the locals this is how you start your day off. It’s every kids dream to eat sweet specie and semi-frozen sorbet for breakfast. And the granitas come in many variegated flavors.
Believed to have originated in Palermo in the 10th century this round confection consists of layers of ricotta and sweet fruit, covered with marizapan, pink and green icing, and decoration. My favorite were what they tabbed cassatelle – small ones that I could stuff in my mouth, leaving nothing behind.
Speaking of marzipan next to the cakes I share a photo of how they mold marzipan in variegated shapes.
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