Cecapreti is a dish of rural tradition. The pasta is made by hand with water and flour and topped with gravy.
The name “cecapreti” comes from the strong resentment that the people felt towards the clergy. The term refers to the hope by the women when they cooked this pasta that the priests would choke when they ate it. Another curious interpretation is that it was the husbands who wished for the priests who eat a lot of the pasta to choke.
Alongside the ‘cecapreti’ is served bufaletta, or buffalo meat sauce with a side dish of peas.