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Parmigiana di melanzane


Parmigiana is an Italian vegetarian dish made with deep-fried sliced aubergines, layered with cheese and tomato sauce, then baked.

On “Parmigiana di melanzane” it is possible to write many things, first of all with regard to its origin, contested by Emilia Romagna, Campania and Sicily, and second about its name: contrarily to what people could think, the name “Parmigiana” does not come neither from the city of Parma, nor from Parmigiano, but rather from “parmiciana”, the set of wood strips in the Sicilian window shutters, laid one on top of the other in a similar way as aubergines are layered together with tomato and cheese.
By most people Sicily is today considered the home of the Parmigiana, were you can find the typical "Petrociana" aubergine that takes the name from the dish