Mario Batali’s Feast of the Seven Fishes (Traditional Italian Christmas Eve Dinner)
December 21, 2015
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“What is the Feast of the Seven Fishes? According to Mario Batali, “It’s what Italians do when they say they’re fasting.” More precisely, the Feast is a meal served in Italian households on La Vigilia (Christmas Eve). In many parts of Italy, the night is traditionally a partial fast, during which no meat should be served. But in true Italian style, this proscription has morphed into something very unfastlike indeed: course after course of luxurious seafood dishes, often as many as 7, 10, or even 13.”
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