Excerpted from A Child’s Geography: Explore the Classical World (publication date 6/30/13):
Perhaps what Sicily is best known for is its rich and unique culture, especially with regard to music and food. Sicily has been nicknamed God’s Kitchen because of the wonderfully delicious foods made and served on the island. Every region of Sicily has its own culinary specialties, such as biscotti cookies, cannoli pastry, pecorino cheese and of course, Sicilian pizza.
Let’s see how Sicilian pizza differs from the pies made in Naples:
The Sicilian pizza is quite different from the Neapolitan pizza. It is typically square instead of round and has more dough, sauce, and cheese. Sometimes it is topped with little fish called anchovies, which are caught in the Tyrrhenian Sea to the north. It seems to have more of everything, but it also feeds more people.