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Your place for traditional Italian recipes
Christmas, or Natale, is a very special holiday throughout Italy and each region has its own traditional dishes. Christmas is one of the few occasions of the year in which ancestral traditions are revered above all else. Take a look at our collection of traditional Italian Christmas recipes and get a few ideas for your own holiday feasts this season.
Some useful food words or terms that you may find in
Italian recipes, while dining at an Italian restaurant, or traveling in Italy.
FOR THE PASTRY CHEF
OR HOME BAKER
Traditional Italian cookie recipes for the holidays or any time of the year
LEARN HOW TO MAKE
Treat your family and friends to something really special this holiday season.
Panettone, the tall, cylindrical, fruit-filled sweet bread from Milan has become an essential part of the Christmas season.
A fig and nut filled ring called a buccellato heralds Christmas in Sicily.