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Food unique to Middletown, Ct.

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Food unique to Middletown, Ct.

Skip Lombardi | Sep 9, 2003 12:59 PM

Have any board participants ever heard of, or eaten scacciata (ska-CHA-ta)? For those who haven't, the best way to describe it is an oversized calzone, although it's traditionally rectangular, about the size of a half-sheetpan.

The popular fillings are broccoli, potatoes, spinach, or veal.

The dish originated in Catania, Sicily, and was very likely brought to Middletown by the immigrants from Melilli, Sicily around the turn of the century--Melilli being about 20 miles south of Catania.

I believe this dish is unique to Middletown, Ct., but I'd love to hear from someone who has had it elsewhere, in order to either confirm or deny my theory.

Best regards,
Skip Lombardi

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