Bucatini 'a Milanisa'
Popular in Sicily, where it's known as c'anciova e muddica, this pasta dish combines savory and sweet flavors with the crunch of toasted muddica—Sicilian for mollica, or bread crumbs. According to some, Sicilians working in the north of Italy would prepare this pasta dish using salt-packed anchovies and other long shelf-life ingredients (raisins, canned tomatoes), thus recreating the flavors of the warm Sicilian summer while so far from home. The term a Milanisa, or Milanese, was used by Sicilians to describe any 'northern' thing. This dish was also popular with migrant farm workers, given the ingredients' ease of transport and the quick preparation.
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