Italian christmas dinner
Download
1 / 18

ITALIAN CHRISTMAS DINNER - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 201 Views
  • Updated On :

ITALIAN CHRISTMAS DINNER. Christmas dinner varies throughout Italy. Each Italian region has its own traditional festive dishes. However there are some similarities to the nature and size of the meal It is usually very abundant and consists of many courses. CHRISTMAS EVE.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'ITALIAN CHRISTMAS DINNER' - sibley


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

Slide2 l.jpg

  • Christmas dinner varies throughout Italy.

  • Each Italian region has its own traditional festive dishes.

  • However there are some similarities to the nature and size of the meal

  • It is usually very abundant and consists of many courses



Slide4 l.jpg

  • 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”, that’s to say a “lean day”

  • However 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


Slide5 l.jpg

  • 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.


Christmas eve meal starters l.jpg
CHRISTMAS EVE MEAL: STARTERS it is very substantial and consists of many delicious courses

  • 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.


Christmas eve meal first course l.jpg
CHRISTMAS EVE MEAL: FIRST COURSE it is very substantial and consists of many delicious courses

  • As for the first course all Neapolitan families prepare spaghetti with clams.


Christmas eve meal second courses l.jpg
CHRISTMAS EVE MEAL: SECOND COURSES it is very substantial and consists of many delicious courses

  • Then there are different second courses:

  • fried salt cod

  • grilled or fried eel

  • baked fish.


Christmas eve meal dried fruit l.jpg
CHRISTMAS EVE MEAL: DRIED FRUIT it is very substantial and consists of many delicious courses

  • Finally, we eat dried fruit:

  • Dates

  • Figs

  • Nuts

  • Chestnuts

  • Almonds


Christmas eve meal dessert l.jpg
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

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


Christmas dinner l.jpg
CHRISTMAS DINNER it is very substantial and consists of many delicious courses


Slide12 l.jpg


Slide13 l.jpg

  • 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.


New year s eve l.jpg

NEW YEAR’S EVE or two of sparkling prosecco.


Slide15 l.jpg


Slide16 l.jpg


Slide17 l.jpg

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


Slide18 l.jpg


ad