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Christmas Cartellate From Puglia

Christmas  Cartellate From Puglia Ingredients for 6/8 people: 1 kg. of flour 200 g. of dry white wine 100 g. of olive oil  olive oil for frying 1 kg. of grape must (or cooked figs) cinnamon powder powdered cloves PREPARATION: Mix the flour with the oil and the wine and if the dough becomes too hard, add a […]

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Christmas Cake From Calabria (Pitta ‘mpigliata)

Christmas Cake From Calabria (Pitta ‘mpigliata) Ingredients for 6/8 people: For the dough: 1 cup of olive oil 1 glass of Moscato or Passito wine 500 g.of flour 15 g. of baking powder 2 eggs For the filling: 100 g. of chopped walnuts 50 g.of raisins 250 g.of honey  100 g.of chopped dried figs ground […]

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Eatin 7 Fishes Christmas Eve Song Parody

Eatin 7 Fishes Christmas Eve Song Parody This song parody of eating 7 fishes Christmas Eve is relatable and so funny.  Enjoy!  

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LUCIANO PAVAROTTI – Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle

LUCIANO PAVAROTTI – Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle Luciano Pavarotti sings “Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle” (You Come Down From The Stars). Live recording at the Konzerthaus of Vienna, on December 23, 1999. From the original Dvd Video “The Three Tenors Christmas” – Sony Bmg Music – 2007. *****Merry Christmas to All*****

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Nutella Pastry Christmas Tree

Nutella Pastry Christmas Tree Nutella Pastry Christmas Tree Ingredients 1 (500g) packet ready to roll puff pastry -OR- 2 sheets of ready rolled puff pastry 4-5 Tbs Nutella hazelnut spread [at room temperature] 1 egg [lightly beaten] 2 Tbs Icing Sugar Here’s the video to see how it is put together.  It makes a great […]

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Christmas traditions in Italy

Christmas traditions in Italy Christmas in Italy is truly magical time . Each town has it’s own tradition to enjoy and explore during the season. From Christmas decorations, Christmas markets, La Befana, live nativities, papal message, to zampognari and much more. Have a look at some of these traditions in different parts of Italy in […]

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The Italian Christmas Song (Waltz) by the American Legacy Jazz band

The Italian Christmas Song (Waltz) by the American Legacy Jazz band This is a song that just brings us back…back to a time where we all wish we can go again. Those great times when some of us might have been children, or maybe even young parents. It’s so nice to listen to these songs […]

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Lamb Shanks with Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs

Lamb Shanks with Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs Ingredients: 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 4 large lamb shanks 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 ounces thinly sliced capocollo or pancetta, cut into thin […]

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Creamy Clams and Mussels

Creamy Clams and Mussels Here’s a great recipe that is easy to make and will be a crowd pleaser! Ingredients 8 cloves garlic, smashed 2 shallots, thinly sliced 1 pound fresh clams, rinsed and cleaned 1 pound fresh mussels, beards removed, rinsed and cleaned 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup white wine 1 cup cream 1 […]

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Christmas tree tart

Christmas tree tart his Christmas tree tart is not only delicious, but it makes a great presentation! The tart is filled with raspberry and apricot jam but you can also substitute your favorite jams. Ingredients for a 30×40 cm baking pan Shortcrust pastry: 270 g of flour 00 150 g of butter at room temperature […]

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