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Pasta alla Norma

In Sicily it is called “alla Norma” in honor of Bellini, the famous musician born in Catania. I Catanesi (inhabitants of Catania), greatly impressed by that masterpiece of their fellow citizen, used his surname – Bellini – to name every example of excellence, any creation that met high quality standards. No exeption was made for a plate of pasta with eggplant and tomato sauce. I never make the same pasta alla Norma. I can’t reach a conclusion about its best version. What type of eggplant should I use? What kind of pasta? Which cheese will melt better? Hamletic doubts. In Catania, I heard, Sicilians cut eggplant into long slices, while in Messina they prefer to cut it into cubes. Fresh ricotta is usually the cheese of choice; not in Messina though, where it is more popular to use a salty firm ricotta called ricotta salata, usually grated on top similarly to Parmesan. In the “soffritto” some prefer to fry the onion while others opt for garlic. In doubt, I decide to stick with a few key points: I am going to stir fry in extra-virgin olive oil the eggplant and then cook everything in abundant tomato sauce with fresh basil. …