Pasta alla Norma

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Pasta alla Norma
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The Catanese dish Pasta alla Norma is amongst Sicily's most historic and iconic
Course Pasta
Place of origin Catania
Region or state Sicily
Main ingredients tomatoes, eggplants, ricotta, basil
Cookbook: Pasta alla Norma  Media: Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma (pronounced [ˈpasta alla ˈnɔrma]) is a pasta dish in Sicilian cuisine[1] from Catania, an Italian city on the east coast of Sicily. It is made with tomatoes, fried aubergine, grated ricotta salata cheese, and basil. It is supposedly named after the opera Norma by the Catania-born composer Vincenzo Bellini. An alternative explanation of the name is that the dish respects "norms" and tradition.[2]

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  1. ^ Gillian Riley (1 November 2007). The Oxford Companion to Italian Food. Oxford University Press, USA. pp. 401–. ISBN 978-0-19-860617-8. 
  2. ^ Joseph Farrell (19 June 2014). Sicily: A Cultural History. Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated. pp. 58–. ISBN 978-1-62371-050-7.