Pasta alla Norma
|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 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.
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