Welcome to Vecchio's Sicilian home of original Italian Sicilian cooking passed down for generations. Home style is our accent here, never gourmet, modified of made complicated. Simplified as Italian food was in the original recipes.
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The roots of Italian cuisine can be traced back to the 4th century BC! Italian food has evolved over the years and is loved world-wide. It's all about using the best ingredients while keeping meals simple and healthy. Travel through Italy and you will find that each region, every city and town has its own style of cooking; as well as their own eating habits.
Sicilian cooking is unique in Italy. Italian's are best known for their famous pizza and spaghetti & meatball dishes. But, did you know that Sicilian's enjoy eating Brioche that is chock full of ice-cream for breakfast? Do you know where Pasta alla Norma got its name? Well, it is said that a musician claimed that Pasta alla Norma embodied the harmony of Bellini's Opera, and that is where the name came from! Did you know that Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Bellini is from Catanai, and he is pure Sicilian?
The rich history of Sicilian's and their cuisine is fascinating. There are many Sicilian dishes that the average person has never had heard of or had the opportunity to taste. I've decided to share some orginal and simple old time family recipes that come straight from Sicily!
They have been passed down from one generation to the next for more than one hundred years.