Every year I make a slew of delicious tasting items. While I’m almost always pleased with just about everything I craft (save for a Julia Child recipe cooking灾害），总有一个或两个东西，是我最喜欢的绝对值，在他们的品味和表示只是打击我走开。对于201五，获冠军（到目前为止）可能只是成为arancine(Sicilian Rice Balls) that I made last week. These were simply amazing.
当涉及到西西里岛，我的知识是非常有限的保存后，对心爱的电视情景喜剧是我“教训”，黄金女郎感谢索菲娅切赫的滑稽角色illo. Sophia was an emigrant from Sicily and almost every episode featured her saying the infamous line of, “Picture it, Sicily,” when she was about to share some anecdotal Sicilian tale. That and of course, the girls simply loved all of the Sicilian dishes she made.
但在所有的严重性，我真的不知道一吨约西西里保存想见锡拉库扎（雪城）的著名的古城遗址。这是地中海最大的岛屿，并已在文化存在了3000年，如果你能相信它。虽然我毫不怀疑我会喜欢看到其华丽的室外景色和令人难以置信的百年历史景点，我也确信我会相当的食品陶醉。阿曼达在在Farsickness发表terrific poston a food tour she did in the Sicilian capital back in June and this is how I first discoveredarancine.我也学会了对我的Boston food tourthat there’s a stand in the city’s North End neighborhood that sells them but sadly I did not come across it.
Arancine也许是西西里最受欢迎的小吃。他们是what theempanadais to Argentina and what thepupusais to El Salvador. They’re essentially rice balls filled with ragu (a meat based sauce). Although I was a little leery about the forming part, especially since Saveur featured a whole image gallery on how to do so, doing so was not as bad as I initially feared.
They’re not something you can whip up in 30 minutes or less (although I have no doubt that Sophia Petrillo probably could). Therecipe在很大程度上是一个多步骤的过程（即使肉酱，冷却所述肉酱，使烩饭，让烩饭凉等）。所以，你需要有耐心，做我做什么，做好一切准备高达油炸他们的点。
A few helpful hints:
-If you’re like me and don’t want to spend almost $20 on less than a gram of saffron, substitute it with one of the following-paprika, achiote (a spice commonly used in Latin cooking), or bijol (another Latin seasoning which is what I used). Substitutes obviously don’t have the same taste as saffron but they’ll give you the same yellow hue.