Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Info about Christmas (natale) in the region of Abruzzo, Italy

Here are some links about Christmas (natale) in the region of Abruzzo, Italy:

    • Desserts – "Traditionally, desserts were made only on holidays, simply because sugar was hard to come by for most poor sheepherders and fishermen in Abruzzo. Therefore, even today, each holiday has its association with a particular type of dessert (the recipes vary from town to town but the general idea is more or less the same usually). Pastry shops now offer a variety of mouth-watering desserts filled with fruits, creams, and chocolate, so many families opt for these on a birthday or for a special treat. However, in every town, the mothers and grandmothers still crank out an abundance of almond cookies and traditional cakes for Carnival, Easter, and especially Christmas; cicciricchiata, bocconotti, taralli, parozzo, and celli ripieni are some typical Abruzzese desserts or Dolci di Abruzzo." – Source: ABRUZZO TODAY – "The Abruzzo Travel Information"
    • the big kicks AKA CHICK PEA AND CHOCOLATE DUMPLINGS – "the "cauciuni", Christmas sweets from Abruzzo" – January 26, 2010 · 9:16 pm – blogger: Letizia and Ruurd, "the family photographer" – Source: Alla Madonna del Piatto – "This is my blog about Italian family food. . ."
    • Fruttone – "" – Source: TBS – ""
    • Parrozzo (chocolate covered cake) – "This is a soft cake, preferably eaten in the winter so that the chocolate does not run." – Source: Found in the Italian Recipes section of Academia BarillaIn English, Italian
    • Pasticciotto – "" – Source: TBS – ""
    • :) natale. – Events: In Italian Only – "COSA | COME | DOVE | QUANDO" – Source: Abruzzo – "natura & passione" – "Welcome to Abruzzo! This portal is the foreign language version of the site - site promoting tourism in the Abruzzo Region, edited by the Company of Tourist Promotion Regional." – In English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
    • The Abruzzo Way – "Instead of warming his hands over a charcoal brazier, surrounded by family and food in a small village in Abruzzo, our Executive Chef, Dario D’Agostino is sharing his table with our readers in Australia. But, the sights, aromas and sounds of home are strong." – From the December 2010 issue – Story by Dario D’Agostino – Source: italianicious – "A CULTURAL LOVE AFFAIR"
    • Christmas Pleasure, Pain & Portare – by Sammy Dunham – Source: Life in Abruzzo – "Abruzzo Cherry-Picked; the Holiday & Lifestyle Guide to Italy's Rocky Heart"
    • Christmas Eve Menus (La Vigilia di Natale) – by Roddy Newlands – Source: Life in Abruzzo – "Abruzzo Cherry-Picked; the Holiday & Lifestyle Guide to Italy's Rocky Heart"
  • Your Stories – "Abruzzo Christmas Stories" – Source: – "your guide to Abruzzo" – In English, German, Italian, Spanish
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That's it for Wednesday, 7 December 2011: mercoledì, 7 dicembre 2011

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