Sicily has a long and important tradition of gastronomy. For a Sicilian like me, food is an essential part in the daily life. Our food is a rich blend of all the culinary traditions of the people that lived on the island throughout history: Arabs, Normans, Greeks, French, Spanish. Even when we talk about the Christmas food, every city has their own tradition.
The Scacciata is the Catania’s traditional Christmas Eve dish. Originally this cheesy pie was a poor dish, but when the Prince of Moncada offered it during Christmas Eve, it became famous.