by Vincent Scordo
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Christmas is just around the corner and if you’re celebrating an “Italian Christmas” then you’ve most likely heard of the Feast of the Seven Fishes. The traditional Christmas Eve dinner is steeped in folk tradition and as Maria Laurino writing for the NY Times has said, the ritual varies from region to region, including the number and type of fish served.
However, the Italian holiday season is comprised of more than just fish from a food perspective. Depending on the region, you’ll find Italians celebrating the Christmas season with the following foods:
Italian American holiday foods may contain some of the above items and I’m curious how you celebrate your Italian Christmas in the US? Please share via a comment and happy holidays! Oh, and if you’d like some guidance on how to shop for the best holiday foods see our guide on buying fruit, vegetables, and fish.
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Author: Vincent Scordo Lead Italophile (and/or lover of all things Italian).