The Feast of the Seven Fishes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes
The Feast of the Seven Fishes   Seven Fishes Seafood Salad   Before Christmas, we celebrate The Eve, or The Feast of the Seven Fishes. But where did this celebration originate? Unbeknown to ...
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Traditional Good Friday Foods

Traditional Good Friday Foods
Traditional Good Friday Foods     Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ after he was betrayed by Judas on Holy Thursday, marked by The Last Supper....
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St. Joseph's Day Celebration

St. Joseph's Day Celebration
St. Joseph's Day Celebration   A traditional altar on Saint Joseph’s Day. One of the quintessential Italian holidays beloved by many is the Feast of Saint Joseph, honoring of the husband of the B...
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Celebrate International Women's Day

Celebrate International Women's Day
Celebrate International Women's Day March 8th marks International Women’s Day, or as it is known in Italy, la Festa della Donna. This momentous day is commemorated by sharing mimosa blossoms. The prac...
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Tony Bennett's "Ellington" Christmas

Tony Bennett's "Ellington" Christmas
Like everyone I love the holiday season - it's just a very special time of the year where we go out of our way to show our family and friends how much we appreciate having them in our lives.  Whe...
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Christmas Shopping at La Bottega della Nonna

Christmas Shopping at La Bottega della Nonna
    My Dear Friends, as we enter the Christmas Season, I'm sure you have a long list of gifts to get for your Family and Friends.  I know, it is never easy to find the perfect gifts at a reasonable pr...
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Happy Holidays - Buon Natale - Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays - Buon Natale - Merry Christmas
Enjoy this beautiful Christmas song performed by Luciano Pavarotti: "Tu Scendi dalle Stelle"      
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La Befana

La Befana
    Ciao Bambini! - Hello Children! La Befana viene di notte con le scarpe tutte rotte col vestito alla Romana: Viva viva la Befana!   My Nonna Romana used to say this to me every year ...
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