Italian Cuisine Thrives Under The Sicilian Sun Forget spaghetti and meatballs — the Italian island of Sicily has much more to offer in the way of savory delights. Influenced by the tastes of its many past conquerors, contemporary Sicilian cuisine features mouth-watering blends of sun-ripened fruits and vegetables — and cross-cultural flavors.
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Italian Cuisine Thrives Under The Sicilian Sun

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JACKI LYDEN, Host:

WEEKEND EDITION food commentator Bonny Wolf visited the Mediterranean recently and while there found a Sicilian surprise.

BONNY WOLF: But this banquet has coexisted with abject poverty. So, at the end of the 19th century, millions of southern Italians - many from Sicily - emigrated to America. Without familiar ingredients, they improvised and created an Italian- American cuisine, and one more nation adds to Sicily's rich stew pot.

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