Christmas Eve 2012

January 2, 2013

Blog, Naples

tabletopA client recently said to me “I thought the feast of 7 fish was an Italian-American tradition not an Italian one, is it true?”As I sat down to my first Christmas Eve dinner in Italy, I thought of this question and am happy to say that this tradition continues in many Italian homes. I was lucky to share it with a family who I love very much. Here’s a tribute to them – thank you for making my first Italian Christmas so delicious and memorable.

capitoneGrilled capitone (eel).

mixed seafoodSauté of clams, mussels and shrimp.DSC_3059-5Pasta with clam sauce. DSC_3061-2Sea bream. DSC_3062-4Insalata di rinforzo (cauliflower, olives, peppers, capers and anchovy salad tossed in olive oil and vinegar).fishfryFried calamari. DSC_3066-7Struffoli.DSC_3065-2Traditional cookies (mostaccioli, rococo and biscotti alla mandorle).


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2 Responses to “Christmas Eve 2012”

  1. Robbin Says:

    That top photo is lovely in B&W!


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