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Holidays and Celebrations

An Italian Bowl of Luck

How about a bowl of luck? Eat lentils on New Years Eve 2021! My mother Maria would tell us to eat lentils on New Years Eve. Why you ask? The answer is very simple, because her mother Luisa said that it is an Italian tradition in Naples. Just as Food and Love is the same […]

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Why Our Italian Kitchen Cooks Passover Seder Meals

ITALIAN OR JEWISH… The Kitchen is where My family’s culture comes together. I get asked all the time “Why does Maria’s Italian Kitchen prepare Passover meals?” and many are surprised by my answer. It is because I celebrate Passover! I was raised by an Italian Catholic mother, I married a Jewish man, and my son […]

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History of Valentines Day

Did you know that St. Valentine was Italian? St. Valentine was a Christian martyr who lived in the third century A.D. His basilica stood just opposite the gate of the Holy City; the gate itself was called after St. Valentine, before it became known as the Gate of the People. It was in Rome during […]

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