The Eve of Seven Fishes

 Christmas Cooking In The Peasant Tradition



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The Italian Holiday Tradition - "Feast of the Seven Fishes" - is celebrated on the Eve before Christmas and  has always brought back many memories of solving riddles, friendly arguments and more laughter than your cheeks could endure.

As far back as the Bronze Age in Italy lived a fierce, warlike people who made their living as Shepard’s.  They came from the traturri of the Sannio, the Tammaro Valley, the Matese Mountains, the Terravecchia, and the Majella, all the way to the Salerno area.

Through the ages, the traditions, dignity, self-respect, and customs of the Samnite descendants were instilled in their offspring.  Along with these characteristics came simple recipes using fresh ingredients from the land and sea._

Now in book form, author Robert A. Germano, entices your taste buds with his simplistic, authentic Italian recipes from the Old Country.  His recipes are centered around the mouthwatering feast prepared on Christmas Eve, starting with Pane e Acquasale to Fish Soup, Anchovy Spaghetti, Fried Smelts, Baccala Salad and finishing with the delectable Stella Di Natale. Let "The Eve of Seven Fishes" take you back to purely exquisite peasant foods of years gone by. But remember,

  Too many wines spoil the cook.”

Robert and Son Jobie

Author Robert A. Germano enjoying a glass of ‘vino’ with his son Jobie on a trip to Italy.

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Additional Links of Interest

Prime Italy - Italian Food Forever - Italian Cooking and Living - Italian Chef
La Molisana - Hungry Blogger -  Seven Fishes Blog -  Spina Salumi
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