The traditional Italian food at Christmas is made of a great variety of recipes and it is an example of the irreplaceable traditional Italian cuisine. It is difficult to refer to a single culinary tradition in Italy because every family, city, and region has its own typical Christmas dishes. There are those who prefer to meet for dinner on December 24th and those who choose to have lunch on December 25th. However, there is a main and unique characteristic of Italian food at Christmas: abundance.
On the 24th, the Christmas Eve (la vigilia di natale) starts with the traditional cenone. This word literally means “the big dinner”. The Italian cenone has its rules. Continue reading