Italian Christmas traditions are in my blood. Two nights ago we had Dough night, one of my particular favorites. It is the night when we fry all of the savory and sweet dough specialties in preparation for Christmas Eve. The pettole are the savory fried dough “wheels” that we eat as bread. The cavizungidd are the fried ravioli stuffed with a chocolate/chestnut/cooked wine filling. Amazing traditional foods that I will continue to make every Christmas, forever! And the best part of Dough Night is that three generations of women – my mom and aunt, my sisters and now my daughter – come together to uphold traditions that have been passed down to us from my grandmother and her ancestors. What a wonderful gift!

Buon Natale a tutti!



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