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The Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Christmas Eve Tradition

Dec 2nd, 2011 | By
The Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Christmas Eve Tradition

Photographs by Ted Axelrod. In Christian cultures around the world, seafood is the culinary centerpiece of the Christmas Eve table. Fasting or meatless meals prior to a feast day was proscribed by the Catholic Church, and yet the practice of eating fish the night before Christmas has also been widely embraced by Protestants. My own
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Italian Christmas Cakes with Mary Ann Esposito

Nov 5th, 2010 | By
Italian Christmas Cakes with Mary Ann Esposito

“At Christmas time in Italy, families make what we call the ‘keeping cakes of Christmas,’” explains Mary Ann Esposito, star of PBS’s Ciao Italia, television’s longest-running cooking show, and the author of numerous best-selling cookbooks. “Each cake is part of a long tradition of holiday celebrations, and each has its own story.” “The first keeping
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