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Carnevale in Italy is a festival similar to Mardi Gras in the US.  The dates for Carnevale this year (2020) are February 8 through February 25. Carnevale is a time to let loose, have fun and enjoy the rich foods and sweets that are forbidden during the fasting period of Lent.
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Italian recipes, while dining at an Italian restaurant, or traveling in Italy.
When you're looking for something special to celebrate an occasion or just because you deserve it, try these luscious lobster ravioli.
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Italian Cocktails
ITALIAN COCKTAILS
ITALIAN CREAM PUFFS
Cream puff recipes include a pastry dough, traditional Italian cream puff filling, whipped cream filling, easy pudding filling, and chocolate and caramel cream puff glazes.
Chicken Piccata
CHICKEN SALTIMBOCCA
Chicken Saltimboccaconsists of chicken breasts that are sauteed and layered with slices of prosciutto, fresh sage leaves, and fontina cheese, served over a sauce of pan drippings, white wine and butter.
SPAGHETTI WITH SPICY SCUNGILLI SAUCE
Scungilli (conch) has a pleasant briny flavor and a dense meaty texture.  It can usually be purchased frozen or in cans. This recipe uses canned scungilli.
Grissini - Italian Breadsticks
GRISSINI