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I have posted in the past about the food of Sicily. Basically, it is entirely different from that of southern Italy. For one thing, they use more couscous and rice than pasta. For another, the menu is heavy on seafood and grilled meat. Lots of eggplant.
Muslim invaders ruled Sicily for long enough to shape their culture. Ruled it wisely and softly, too. Can't say the same for the subsequent Viking rulers who fortunately had little impact on Sicilian cuisine.
Arancini is their street food (a fried thing made of rice with tasties in the middle). The local blood oranges are a typical dessert.
There is little authentico Sicilian food in the US. Pizza is not Sicilian, and neither is tomato sauce. I know of one decent Sicilian restaurant in NYC: eolo
Good fortune to be married to a half-Sicilian half-Calabrian for 60 years. Knows Sicilian and southern Italian cooking inside out. Parents were both great cooks, and taught her well. Her Dad cooked for the U.S. Army in WW1, then got himself enlisted. That's how he made it to this country and became a citizen. There are some Sicilian and some southern Italian dishes that I can do without. It's not all mouth watering.
And just what Viking foods have you eaten? Next you'll be advising us the spaghetti isn't Italian but had it origins in the Orient.
I lived in Trinacria for a year. Sicilian food is tasty, rather light but not gushingly marvelous. The only unique thing about blood oranges is the color of the flesh but they tend to be a bit sour. Stick with Sicilian pastries. Never, ever too sweet.