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December 17, 2012
The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a strong Italian tradition stemming from the Catholic faith, an event that counts down to the arrival of Jesus at midnight on Christmas Day. Traditionally, the feast happens on Christmas Eve, but now has spread to the days leading up to the night before Christmas as well. Many [...]Read more»
July 20, 2011
Each holiday season, Mamma Maria’s on East Passyunk offers up some of its most traditional (and delicious) Italian dishes. This summer, Mamma Maria’s matron Maria di Marco is bringing a little bit of the holiday spirit to the summer with a “Christmas in July” Feast of the Seven Fishes on Sunday, July 24. For Italians, [...]Read more»
December 8, 2009
I’ve often heard tell of the traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner that includes seven different kinds of fishes. Sadly, not knowing any Italian families who maintain the practice of that particular feast, I’ve never had the opportunity to try it myself. Happily, John Brandt-Lee, the chef and owner of Avalon Restaurant in West Chester recently [...]Read more»