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For food buffs (and any visitor to Italy or her islands soon learns that the best cuisine in the world is provided here!) Sicily offers an abundance of special dishes. Each part of Sicily has its own specialities. Cannoli which is a dessert dish (fried pastry dough with ricotta cheese) is widely known, whilst Cassata is known to have originated in Palermo. Cassata incidentally is a classic Sicilian cake, believed to have Arab origins, although the name derives from the latin ‘Caseus’ meaning cheese, so potentially the world’s first cheesecakes were made here! Cooking is generally very healthy and dishes are usually inclusive of ingredients such as fresh vegetables and fruits (olives, tomatoes, artichokes, citrus, onions) and fish. Popular fish include bass, sardines, swordfish and sea bream. Popular cheeses include Pecorino or Caciocavallo.
Clearly no Italian meal would be complete without some fine local wine and Sicily excels. The most important Sicilian red wine is possibly Nero d’Avola. Wine connoisseurs compare it to new world Shirazes with a fruity, peppery finish. Marsala wine (produced near Marsala itself in Sicily) which is basically a fortified wine, is also well known.