Tag Archives: capitone

Christmas Eve 2012

January 2, 2013

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A 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 […]

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Christmas Eve & the Serpent that Didn’t Get Away

December 24, 2011

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The smell of seafood drifts through my house; it’s Christmas time. Today, homes across Italy celebrate with il cenone, a massive Christmas Eve menu of multiple courses of fish. My grandparents immigrated from southern Italy where capitone, large female eel, is THE traditional fish of Christmas Eve.Memories of my grandfather Edmundo from Salerno cleaning a bucket of live […]

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