Sicilian Gems

So much of New York City’s flavor comes from its long history as a magnet for Italian immigrants. That thick New York accent is full of Italian inflections, those red and white checked tablecloths in Italian restaurants are iconic, and the famous thin crust New York slice is just an Americanized version of authentic Neapolitan pizza. Indeed, most “Italian” institutions in New York are distinctly Neapolitan. But Neapolitans are not the only Italian immigrants that contributed to this town’s culinary heritage. So let us not forget the great gastronomic treasures that steamed into New York harbor along with those other Italian immigrants: Sicilians.