Arancini are said to have originated in 10th-century Sicily at a time when the island was under Arab rule. Arancini is stuffed rice balls which are coated with bread crumbs and then deep fried. It can be filled with ragü (a meat-base sauce), mozzarella, caciocavallo cheese, ham and peas.
Cassata is a traditional sweet from Sicily. Cassata consists of round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices or liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese and candied fruit, a filling also used with cannoli.
Pasta Alla Norma is typical of the Sicilian cuisine created originally in Catania, Sicily. It consists of macaroni (typical italian pasta), tomatoes, fried aubergines (eggplant), grated ricotta salata cheese, and basil.
Pasta Con Le Sarde is a Sicilian dish of pasta with sardines and anchovies. Various types of pasta are used for the dish, but bucatini is traditional. Fennel, saffron, pine nuts and raisins can be added to flavor the dish.