Itinerary B

[1]The “cuccìa” for Saint Lucia

When St. Lucy is celebrated, a table in Syracuse is not complete without the cuccia: a typical Sicilian dessert made with boiled wheat and sheep’s milk ricotta or white or chocolate cream.These ingredients are combined with candied fruit, cinnamon, chocolate chips and grated orange rind. Today made up of a rich filling, this dish was originally a much poorer food, the only thing eaten on a day of fasting as a sign of devotion to the saint.