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For many Italian-Americans, Christmas Eve meal steeped in tradition

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The Christmas Eve dinner in many Italian-American households receives more attention than any other holiday dinner, even Christmas dinner itself. This extensive, traditional dinner, often shared by extended family members and friends, features servings of at least seven different types of fish but usually no meat. “Christmas Eve was one of the most important things; she would prepare for it weeks ahead of time,” said Delores Scalise of Rotterdam about her mother from the Calabria ...

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