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Alice Amanda Anna and Elena’s company presents…. CHRISTMAS FOOD IN. ITALY !!!!!.

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Alice amanda anna and elena s company presents

Christmas in Italy,as in the rest of the world, is the opportunity to get together with the family, eating exchanging presents and being better.In Italy there are some typical dishes that vary from region to region.



Alice amanda anna and elena s company presents

Christmas Eve has a magical atmosphere in Italy Families often get together for a special meal Traditionally, Christmas Eve is considered as a “giorno di magro”. This doesn’t mean that the meal is poor, but only that no one eats meat. The reason is that on Christmas Eve the Catholic Church prohibits the consumption of meat. That’s why everybody eats fish


Christmas eve meal dried fruit
CHRISTMAS EVE MEAL: DRIED FRUIT

  • Finally, we eat dried fruit:

  • Dates

  • Figs

  • Nuts

  • Chestnuts

  • Almonds


Alice amanda anna and elena s company presents

  • It usually starts with a selection of antipasti and a glass or two of sparkling prosecco.

  • Then there is a hearty filled pasta dish, such as agnolotti, ravioli or tortellini. In Southern Italy we usually eat Lasagna.

  • Most families follow with a roast or baked lamb with potatoes. Christmas dinner continues with dried fruits and cakes: panettone, pandoro and the traditional neapolitan cakes: struffoli, paste reali, susamielli, roccocò and mustacciuoli.


Christmas eve meal main courses
CHRISTMAS EVE MEAL: or two of sparkling MAIN COURSES

  • Then there are different main courses:

  • fried salt cod

  • grilled or fried eel

  • baked fish.


Italian christmas dinner

ITALIAN CHRISTMAS DINNER or two of sparkling


Alice amanda anna and elena s company presents

  • Christmas dinner varies throughout Italy. or two of sparkling

  • Each Italian region has its own traditional festive dishes.

  • However there are some similaritiesto the nature and size of the meal

  • It is usually very abundant and consists of many courses


Alice amanda anna and elena s company presents

Dinner on Christmas Day goes on for hours. or two of sparkling

The Christmas day menu is generally freer than Christmas Eve.


Alice amanda anna and elena s company presents

  • However, even though meat is absent in Christmas Eve dinner, it is very substantial and consists of many delicious courses

  • Although nowadays this tradition isn’t as strictly observed as in the past, many people, particularly in southern Italy (in Naples and in Aversa too) still have a meat-free meal on Christmas Eve.


Alice amanda anna and elena s company presents

CHRISTMAS EVE it is very substantial and consists of many delicious courses MEAL:STARTERS

  • Christmas Eve meal usually starts with a selection of antipasti (starters):

  • fish salad

  • shrimp cocktail

  • fried calamari and shrimps

  • octopus salad

  • “insalata di rinforzo (cauliflower salad with oil, vinegar, olives, anchovies and pickles)

  • prickly pizza.


Christ mas e ve dinner
Christ it is very substantial and consists of many delicious courses mas Eve dinner

The Christmas Eve dinner is a very popular tradition for Italian people.

Traditional foods are: Panettone and Pandoro, two Xmas cakes, and the Torrone, a typical sweet.

During this dinner all the family can

find again the fab atmosphere of

Christmas…


Christmas eve meal dessert
CHRISTMAS EVE MEAL: DESSERT it is very substantial and consists of many delicious courses

  • As for dessert, at Christmas Eve all Italian families have panettone or pandoro

  • In some regions of Northern Italy people also have pandolce, a heavy fruit cake with pine nuts

  • On the contrary in Southern Italy we also eat the traditional neapolitan cakes: struffoli, paste reali, susamielli, roccocò and mustacciuoli.


Alice amanda anna and elena s company presents


Alice amanda anna and elena s company presents


Alice amanda anna and elena s company presents

At midnight we eat panettone and make a toast with the Italian sparkling wine to greet the new year