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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. 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.
Get ready to wow your family and friends with these butter cookies that taste just like you bought them at an authentic Italian bakery.
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The first Peppermint Pig was made over a century ago to symbolize the Victorian belief in the pig as a good luck charm.  Your family can continue this tradition with this genuine Peppermint Pig.After a special holiday meal, bring out the pig, crack it with the hammer, and share the pieces to assure health, happiness, and prosperity. Made in USA.
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PISTACHIO CHEESECAKE
This is a luscious cheesecake made with a combination of ricotta and cream cheese flavored with the intense, woody flavor of pistachios on a crunchy biscotti crust.
GINGERBREAD PIZZELLE
Plow & Hearth
PANETTONE
Porchetta
Porchetta
Porchetta is an Italian roast pork that is moist, juicy, and flavorful.
It is one of the more spectacular of the Italian pork specialties.  Porchetta originated in Umbria, but is now morely closely associated with Lazio and especially Rome.
Stuffed Calamari
STUFFED CALAMARI RECIPES
The word calamari is the plural form of the Italian word for squid, calamaro. Try them stuffed; we offer a few different recipes for filling them.
Buccellato - Sicilian Christmas Fig Cake