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Neapolitan Christmas Dishes and Wine Pairings

Come with us on a culinary Christmas journey to Naples.

Christmas in Naples is truly worthy of the word abbondanza, or abundance, where preparations for feasting are readied weeks in advance. The kickoff is always Christmas Eve, traditionally known as La Vigilia, or the vigil. In times past, in accordance with church law, this was a day of fast, so only fish dishes appeared. It is still possible to create a traditional Neapolitan spread with wine pairings in the modern age.
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