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Lentils- An Italian Tradition

Italian food traditions are ripe with symbolism. Every holiday has a story either rooted in truth or legend. New Year’s Eve is no different and the main star dish is lentils with cotechino. Lentils represent coins and said to bring … Continue reading

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BIG Italian Thanksgiving

For many years, the joke in our family was what to cut out of our Thanksgiving dinner. The matrons of the family decided on the soup; the lightest dish on the menu. We never really did cut anything out of … Continue reading

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The Sweet Deal About Gelato

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The Epiphany

The Feast of the Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th.  That historical date is rooted as the three Magi presented its’ three gifts to the baby Jesus twelve days after his birth.  The Feast of the Epiphany or “little Christmas” … Continue reading

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Holiday Party- Italian Style!

  The holidays are here and we all know Italians do it better! An Italian Christmas dinner usually abides by tradition such as a Christmas Eve dinner of the Seven Fishes. We decided to come up with ways to host … Continue reading

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Struffoli- An Italian Christmas Specialty

One of the many treasures of celebrating Christmas Italian Style, is savoring Struffoli during the festive season.  Sticky and at times a little messy but oh so so sweet, Struffoli is an Italian Christmas specialty that shines across tables all … Continue reading

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