Christmas Eve meals of Regions

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Christmas Eve meals of Regions

Postby Conti832 » 01 May 2007, 15:25

My Family comes from Pofi.what are the Christmas Eve meals of The Regions in Italy Lazio in general.
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Re: Christmas Eve meals of Regions

Postby ricbru » 01 May 2007, 16:03

Hello,
these are some meals on Christmas time in Lazion region (written in italian)

http://www.ricette-tipiche.com/5-specia ... natale.htm

I hope it helps, bye Riccardo
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Re: Christmas Eve meals of Regions

Postby Conti832 » 01 May 2007, 16:15

Thank You,can I get that in English?
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Re: Christmas Eve meals of Regions

Postby ricbru » 01 May 2007, 16:21

Try translation with Altavista Babelfish
bye Riccardo
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Re: Christmas Eve meals of Regions

Postby Cathynap » 10 May 2007, 03:52

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Re: Christmas Eve meals of Regions

Postby Italysearcher » 07 Jan 2008, 21:15

A typical Christmas Eve meal in Sora is based on fish. No meat is eaten the day of a 'vigil'. There would be an antipasto of shellfish etc, spaghetti alla vongole (clams) or other seafood. Baccala (salt cod), in oil garlic and parsley, or deep fried in batter, other fish like salmon with potatoes etc. Salad, fresh fruit, and then coffee and the sweets, panetone, pandoro, susanelli cookies etc. All this followed by the arrival of Santa or the opening of presents.
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Re: Christmas Eve meals of Regions

Postby DeborahLar » 08 Jan 2008, 04:50

My family is from Southern Italy and on Christmas Eve my madre cooks 7 fishes. No more no less. Does anyone know what the significance of the number 7 is?
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Re: Christmas Eve meals of Regions

Postby Cathynap » 08 Jan 2008, 06:28

Ah, yes, the feast of the 7 fishes. My family did that too, although that tradition has been lost. Here are some websites that explain it. Evidently the tradition goes back to the Bronze age! 8O

http://www.eveof7fishes.com/

http://www.sicilianculture.com/food/xmasfish.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feast_of_the_seven_fishes
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