The gastronomy of Taormina consists of dishes that are rich in flavours and colours, which reflect the cultures of the different people who for centuries have influenced Sicily. The specialties include: pasta with swordfish and squid ink, 'Ncaciata' pasta, swordfish “alla ghiotta” (greedy), il baccalà alla messinese (Messina cod), and frittelle di neonata (newborn pancakes).