Arancino or arancina? The solution to this dilemma is not simple and it has involved fine linguists, passionate cooks and many gourmands for centuries. Despite the dispute, everyone agrees on how good this symbol of Sicilian street food is. Perfectly crispy, with its hot filling, the arancino or arancina – which ever you prefer – is never contested.
In Northern Italy, people call them arancini. Perhaps because Andrea Camilleri wrote Gli arancini di Montalbano. In the story, the Inspector from Vigata is greedy of them, especially if the trusted Adelina prepares them.