Christmas lunch: What Italians eat

The Christmas season is approaching and everybody is already sorting out the Christmas lunch. If you have planned to spend your Christmas Holidays in your new home in Italy, probably there is a question still tormenting you: what’s the typical Christmas menu in Italy?

Well, Italy has a great culinary tradition so the menu is a bit different from North to South. Yet, there are some dishes that, more or less, are common everywhere in the Country. Here they are, just for you.

– Starters: they may be very different according to regions but, basically, a must have is “Antipasto all’Italiana” i.e. a mix of coldcuts, different kinds of cheese and bruschettas

– Main Course: the most common, from North to South, is Tortellini in Brodo. It’s a kind of soup made with Tortellini, the kind of pasta stuffed with meat. Light and delicious at the same time!

– Second Dish: alternatively, the most common are roast capon or Guinea fowl, something that makes everybody happy.

– Dessert: the sweetest part is common all over Italy: Pandoro, Panettone and Torrone, together with a good glass of spumante for a toast!

Your own touch will always be appreciated by your guests. Anyway, whatever you cook, there is always a basic rule to respect: make it simple! Italian food is so good because we don’t add so many spices or sauces, so the taste of what you are eating comes out, spreading all around your mouth and goes directly to your heart!

Now it’s your turn to cook like Nonna (Grandma) used to do!

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