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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas… and Nana’s Cooking Seven Fishes!


Imagine stepping out of the blustery, snowy, icy, dark December cold and into a warm, brightly lit, steam-windowed, pots-bubbling-over kitchen where the white-haired, aproned chefs cease their chopping, broiling, and stirring just for a moment to enfold you into their tender, welcoming arms, and then order you and your entire family to sit down and eat while they proudly serve up course after course of the most aromatic, succulent, and mouth-watering dishes ever to come out of an 8×8 room. Aah, the delectable wonder of Christmas Eve. When I was growing up, my family embraced the Christmas Eve tradition of ...

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Umbria Is Home to The World’s Largest Christmas Tree


Gubbio, in the region of Umbria, is home to the world’s largest Christmas tree.

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Panettone with Gold and Diamonds to Celebrate Christmas


Pastry chef Dario Hartvig, owner of the Pasticceria del Borgo in Carmagnola, near Turin was tasked with baking a delicious panettone topped with edible gold leaf and ringed with a crown of diamonds.

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