Tracing its origins to Southern Italy, the Feast of the Seven Fishes is a traditional Christmas Eve spread revived by Italian-American families. DC-area restaurants are commemorating the holiday meal with multi-course seafood menus—and plenty of takeout and delivery options—on and around Thursday, December 24. Centrolina974 Palmer Aly., NW Amy Bran...

The sheer scale and variety of traditions, between regions and families alike, makes it impossible to offer to the reader a comprehensive overview of Christmas celebrations in Italy. But wherever you are in the country, this is it: the big day, the main event, the Olympics of holidays. Our focus for this first installment is a proper Christmas lunc...

Sun, December 20, 2020. 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM CET. A Virtual Seasonal Celebration for the Households of ICC Members & Friends. Sign up by Friday December 18 and you will receive a Zoom Link on Saturday December 19. The small contribution ($5 members; $10 non-members) will be used to support our harpist and to continue producing ICC events. Thank you...

Expand your knowledge of the history and culture of Italian gastronomy with the world’s leading international educational and training centre for Italian Cuisine ALMA - La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana. Join us on Saturday, December 19, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a live conversation (in English) with Chef Ambassador Andrea Ruisi about...

Buon Natale Paesani!  We’ve brought back our much-loved ItalianAmerican answer to the YuleLog... the "YULE POT"... the ULTIMATE ItalianAmericanChristmas Playlist! We've replaced the stocking-bedecked fireplace with an icon of the Italian American Family Christmas... a beautiful pot of bubbling sauce (or gravy... whichever you prefer) and over SIX H...

The heart of winter, as we all know, are the Christmas holidays, Italy from North to South is crossed by hundreds of cultural, culinary, religious and artistic traditions. From the Nativity crib to the Christmas tree, passing by the struffoli and the panettone. Without forgetting then of St. Stephen's Day and New Year's Day, arriving until Epiphany...

Christmas Eve celebrations in Italian families are legendary for the amount of food, fun and, of course, faith.  And by faith, I mean a trip to church for Midnight Mass.  But let’s get back to the food.  With the exception of an Italian wedding, you’ll not see this much food at any other time of the year. It’s a pescatarian feast with every kind of...

Pizza-makers in Naples have teamed up with local Christmas crib artisans to create a large Nativity scene made entirely from pizza dough. The unconventional Christmas scene, mounted on a giant pizza base, will be on display throughout the festive period in the city's Basilica of S. Chiara. The pizza Nativity was made to celebrate three years since...

Tis the season of Christmas tidings, good food and the celebration of the Christ Child. Will it be the same for Christmas 2020? No matter what else, the religious value of Christmas will continue to dominate this holiday. I often reminisce about Christmas past as we all probably do. As youngsters, we eagerly waited for the jolly little man, dressed...

Trumpets will sound on Monday evening in Gubbio on the Eve of the Immaculate Conception, as the world’s largest Christmas tree display once again comes to life. The attraction, which takes up an entire mountainside in the medieval Italian town, is 2,100 feet tall and more than 1,000 feet wide. Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis flipped the switch i...