Sicilian maccheroni, are the ultimate feast. Served with rich Bolognese sauces for every occasion from birthdays to Christmas to New Year.
Not for the faint hearted … your waistline will suffer for them but your taste buds will be in heaven.
Maccheroni season is just around the corner …
6 thoughts on “Postcards from Sicily: maccheroni”
Ha ha! I think you’re very Australian to call this maccaroni… if you use the wrong name for he wrong shape, you might end up in a Sicilian prison, you know! 😛
That’s what the locals call them … really, there is even a sagra http://www.siciliainfesta.com/sagre/sagra_dei_maccheroni_raccuja.htm
Oh that’s interesting. Over this side of the island they only use maccheroni for the short, small little bent tubes. Which I am pretty sure is what they also used maccheroni for in Milan.
I am always amazed at the amount of regional variations in both Italian food and Sicilian language usage.
Yes, well that’s what I thought too, until we went to the sagra … And it is fascinating how things vary from town to town, I imagine you would have a ball with Palermitano?!
Yes, It’s almost a different language from the Sicilian over where you are!
Well the surprise is there are many variations from town to town too. I wonder is your little boy fluent in Palermitano? My boy is shy about speaking english and told me the other day that he wants to speak only italian … I nearly burst into tears. But I think it’s just he is embarrassed in front of his classmates/teachers and I imagine he is always being asked to speak english as people are curious about us.
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