The Origin of Italian Wedding Soup

 A bit of lore asserts that what has come to be known as Italian wedding soup began as a dish traditionally served to the bride and groom at wedding receptions to impart to the nuptial couple the extra strength and vigor to see them through the wedding night. However, that origin is naught but invention; Italian wedding soup gained its name not from the occasion that might bring it to the table but rather from the harmony of its ingredients. The phrase rendered in English as "wedding soup" actually means "married soup" (minestra maritata) in Italian. Said mistranslation has led to a misunderstanding of how the dish came by its name. 

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The History of Pizza!

We all love pizza. But where did it come from? Italy of course. The first pizza that resembles the pizza we eat today comes from Naples. Naples is an ancient city founded by the greeks in the bronze age around 600 BC.  The greeks brought flatbread with them to the area. By the 1700’s Naples was a major port city with many sailors, porters, dock workers, fishermen and their families. Because the working people were busy and not wealthy they often ate food from street vendors who put toppings on flat bread, some of them are the same toppings we eat today.

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Feast of the Seven Fishes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes (Italian: Festa dei sette pesci), also known as The Vigil (Italian: La Vigilia), is an Italian-American celebration of Christmas Eve with meals of fish and other seafood. Fish on Friday or before an holy day has long been a tradition in the Catholic church. The eating of fish preserves the fast, no meat is served. 

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