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Christmas, or Natale, is a very special holiday throughout Italy and each region has its own traditional dishes. 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.
This cake is without raisins and candied fruit, but is rich in fine chocolate. It is a very special, low shaped Panettone, coated with Piedmont Hazelnut icing and finely enriched with sweet almonds. The real secret of this cake is found in its core, full of fine, plain chocolate drops.
The word scungilli is the Neapolitan dialect word for conch, which is sconsiglio. Scungilli has a pleasant briny flavor and a dense, meaty texture.
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Gubana is filled with a mixture of dried fruit, nuts, and spices. It is related to strudel, babka, and other Slavic, Czech, and Eastern European pastries.
Cookies, or biscotti, are the most loved and most eaten sweet in Italy. We offer a wide variety of Italian cookie recipes to choose from.
This recipe combines two favorite Italian desserts ...
Cannoli and Italian Cheesecake.