Sunday, November 27, 2016

Info about, for or on the Feasts of Natale – a traditional Italian Christmas – in Italy


Here are some links about, for or on the Feasts of Natale – a traditional Italian Christmas – in Italy:

        • Feast of the Seven Fishes – "The Feast of the Seven Fishes (Italian: Festa dei sette pesci), also known as The Vigil (Italian: La Vigilia), is an Italian-American celebration of Christmas Eve with meals of fish and other seafood." – "About" – Source: Wikipedia – "The Free Encyclopedia" – In multiple languages
        • Festa Delle Feste (Feast of Feasts) – Enjoying the Holidays – Natale – part 2 – "Natale (Christmas) can be summarized in three words: food, family and love. As always, Christmas in Italy starts very early! After a drinking an espresso and enjoying some of the biscotti cookies I made the day before, I finally had time to document all the different things that were going on at home. . ." – elisabettalilly – "About" – Source: LILLY RED – "Award winning, Italian born, San Francisco wedding photographer. Traveling the world."
          • Festa Delle Feste (Feast of Feasts) – Enjoying the Holidays – part 1 – "The holiday season and the most wonderful time of the year has come and gone. Every year, I spend this holiday season together with my family.  And as every year, I love to share this amazing time in Italy, documenting this experience with pictures of these beautiful days." 
        • My Family Christmas Eve in Sicily and The Feast of 24 Treats – "I keep coming across articles intensively debating whether the Seven Fish Feast, where seven different fish-based dishes are served on Christmas Eve,  is  an authentic Italian or  Italian-American tradition. As an Italian, I must admit I hadn't heard about it until eight years ago and most of my Italian friends haven't either. Some of my Italian-American friends told me that their families do not follow this tradition at all, while others exclaimed 'Of course we eat seven different fish courses on Christmas Eve, don't you know?! Aren't you Italian too!". . .  – Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 08:30 – Katia Amore – "About Us" – Source: italy magazine – "Everything Italy. Authentically Italian."
        • Natale Feasts: Christmas in Italy – "3 Traditional Italian Meals to Celebrate the Season" – POSTED November 22, 2014 – "About Us" – Source: DELALLO® – " Authentic Italian Foods | Recipes, Tips & More"
        • Feasts of Natale: A Traditional Italian Christmas – "Natale, or Christmas, is one of Italy’s most beloved holidays, where each region celebrates 3 meals with its own line-up of traditional dishes. Take a peek into Italy’s rich tradition and get a few ideas for your own holiday feasts this season." – 24 Dec 2015 – "About us" – Source: – "GUIDED TOURS AND UNIQUE EXCURSIONS"
        • Menu: A Feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve – "Celebrated by Italian-American families across the U.S., the Feast of Seven Fishes commemorates the wait for the midnight birth of Jesus, or the Vigilia di Natale. This year, start your own family tradition with these festive, Italian-inflected seafood recipes, from lobster fra diavolo (spicy lobster with pasta in tomato sauce) to sautéed sole topped with olives." – December 24, 2013 – Source: SAVEUR – "RECIPES | FOOD | DRINK | TRAVEL | STYLE + HOME | VIDEOS | EVENTS | SUBSCRIBE"
        • Pranzo di Natale: The Italian Christmas Feast – "As in America and around the world, Natale – Christmas in Italian – is one of the most joyous times of year.  We will try to give you a feeling for un vero Natale Italiano. Is there such a thing as a typical Italian Christmas in a country so rich and varying in traditions, spanning from its Austrian and Swiss borders to the island of Pantelleria, Italy’s southernmost tip less then 50 miles from the African coast? We daresay there is, especially when it comes to food. Pranzo di Natale, the festive Christmas meal, is typical in all of Italy for being amazingly rich and astounding in its abundance and variety of dishes/" – December 5, 2007 – "Why EyeItalia?" – Source: EyeItalia – "BRINGING ITALY HOME" – "Italian Style -- Tuscan Living"
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        • Italian Christmas recipes – "Christmas is the crowning jewel of the Italian feast of Natale, a three day festive celebration held over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Italians are well known for their love of feasting and the festive period is no exception, with Italian home cooks displaying their culinary prowess across a number of sumptuous courses. The Christmas Eve tradition, known as the Feast of the Seven Fishes, is perhaps the most well known of the three feasts and is characterized by an extravagant seafood menu with its twelve courses supposedly representative of the twelve apostles. As this collection of Italian Christmas recipes demonstrates, festive dishes vary from region to region. Sicilian food blogger, Antonella la Macchia celebrates Christmas Eve with irresistible dishes such as Sicilian cheese pie, Fried cod with cauliflower ‘affogato’ and Cassatelle di Agira – Sicilian stuffed pastries, while Northern Italian chefs the Costardi Brothers’ Red mullet with capers, black olive and tomato would be an excellent choice for your own Feast of the Seven Fishes." – "About us" – Source: GREAT ITALIAN CHEFS – "Inspiring food lovers everywhere"
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        • Christmas in Italy – "Origin and History of Christmas in Italy" – "" – Source: Fundoo Times – "Funny Jokes, SMS Messages, Quotes, Poems"
        • Feasts of Natale – a traditional Italian Christmas – "According to info received by Italy issued two stamps reflecting the religious and secular aspects of Christmas. The items were released on the 1st of December and are now available for purchasing." – 11.12.2014 – "Links" – Source: – "Stamp Collecting News for Beginners and Philatelists"
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          • Ricetta frollini al burro - Butter shortbread recipe  – In Italian Only – "Shortbread butter, a perfect idea for a holiday menu! After a festive feast, these cookies are perfect maybe served with coffee... Everyone will taste at least one!" – Published on Dec 23, 2014 – by: SaGi Reloaded
          • A VERY, MERRY ITALIAN CHRISTMAS FEAST – "Natale is when the warm heart of Italy opens to its fullest. December's signature CULINARY MISCHiEF celebrated the arrival of this very special time of the year with a dinner inspired by ancestral family traditions and by gathering new and old friends and reuniting families while they enjoyed splendid food. Chef Gabe's menu took inspiration from his childhood's favorite Christmas meals creating a fantastic six-course dining experience with paired wines recreating the magical importance of Christmas spent around the dinner table." – Published on Jan 9, 2015 – by: iL TOCCO FOOD
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            • NATALE:UNA FESTA PAGANA! – In Italian Only – "Gesù non è nato il 25 dicembre ,non solo la bibbia non menziona la sua data di nascita ma da come descrive quel giorno e lo scenario in cui nacque fà capire molto chiaramente che non può essere nato in inverno ma bensi a fine estate inizio autunno,infatti la bibbia menziona la data della sua morte e facendo il calcolo a ritroso di 33 anni e mezzo si arriva al possibile mese della sua nascita quello di ottobre." – Published on Dec 15, 2015 – by: Pietro Marchitto
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