What do they eat in Italy on Christmas Eve and Christmas: Part One
Every region of Italy has different favorite dishes, but there are some common points. Seafood is usually a major part of Christmas Eve dinner…
This Christmas Eve tradition features many different fish dishes – often called as the 7-fish dinner (about, depending upon local customs). Dinner usually begins with antipasti (olives, peppers, mozzarella in water, sun-dried tomatoes, bruschetta, etc.). Followed by a main course of baked fish fish very likely the featured some baccala – salted dried cod. Crab, mussels, fried calamari and shrimps are often a part of the meal, found in both hot dishes and cold seafood salads. People in northern Italy eat less seafood on Christmas Eve and often feature a meat-free filled pasta called ravioli di magro or spinach and ricotta ravioli or a unique pumpkin-filled ravioli.