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I Cenoni

Logging yet more hours at the holiday table.

Logging yet more hours at the holiday table.

We are knee deep in serious holiday eating. Ever since December 8th (the Feast of the Immacolata), occasions to dive deeply into Pugliese seasonal specialties have piled up relentlessly. We are helpless to resist, if only for research purposes. From table to table, festival to festival and market to market, we are cutting a wide swathe through the culinary repertoire here, with little left untasted. We know that the worst will be over after the last pettola (fritter) is consumed on New Year’s Day, but our energy is starting to flag in direct proportion to the tightness of our belts. Read more

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La Vigilia

One of the many courses in our Christmas Eve vigil dinner.

One of the many courses in our Christmas Eve vigil dinner.

“Natale con i tuoi, capo d’anno con chi vuoi” or “Christmas with your family, New Year’s Eve with whomever you like.” We have come to understand that there is a social custom for virtually every occasion in Italy. While Italians seem to have the rules encoded in their DNA, foreigners like us stumble upon the nuances every day. And holidays provide plenty of opportunities to stumble. Happily, our Italian friends new and old are an unbelievably welcoming lot with an endless capacity for warmth. Read more

Little Saint Nick

Our Pugliese Christmas tree is decorated with ceramic pigne, which bring good fortune.

Our Pugliese Christmas tree is decorated with ceramic pigne, which bring good fortune.

One of the many benefits we had fantasized about living in Italy year round was a more joyful, less commercial Christmas experience than the one we had come to know in the U.S. As our children have grown, we have found ourselves feeling less and less compelled to seek Christmas-y perfection in the form of a profusion of gifts and a series of parties. Instead, we longed for a more deeply felt holiday season. What better venue to look for meaning than Italy, where family and food are the highest priorities? Read more

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