The cuisine of the provinces of Caltanissetta and Enna has been influenced by the succession of ancient civilizations. The purely agricultural tradition of both provinces is based on local production of almonds, pistachios, olives, wheat and cattle and sheep rearing, which is reflected in simple authentic traditional dishes. Meat is the most important feature, together with homemade pasta and traditional desserts made during Easter and Christmas.

A typical dish exclusive to Butera which the locals like to prepare for the Feast of St Joseph and for Good Friday is the traditional Arabian dish “la pasta con il miele” (pasta with honey), a mixture of honey, almonds and toasted crumbs, flavoured with cinnamon and orange peel.