Italian Christmas Foods – An Food Guide to an Italian Christmas
At this point in the holiday frenzy, you’re either preparing to host a holiday party or you’ve been invited to a Christmas Eve / Day dinner or lunch. If you’ve been invited to dinner then get down on your knees and pray the host can cook! If you’re hosting Christmas eve dinner (or the overused “Feast of the Seven Fishes”) or Christmas Day lunch or dinner, then you can control what you both serve your guests and the quality of the ingredients!
In Italy, Christmas food is about what’s available (or local) in your region so you see items from specialized baked pasta dishes or cheese filled pasta such as agnolotti, ravioli or tortellini to a light soup or brodo and roasted wild game such as goat, rabbit, boar, etc. to various fish, including eel and salted cod. In the north, Cotechino or New Year’s Sausage is popular as are various side dishes including including, broccoli, potatoes, zucchini and eggplants. For dessert, which Italians traditional do not consume, you’ll find Panettone, Pandoro and/or Pandolce, Torrone,
Are you hungry yet? If so, get cooking!
Appetizers / Antipasto
Traditional Dishes, including Entries, Pastas and Side Dishes: