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Traditions

November is the Start of the Holiday Season.

By Lenny Ricciardelli November for many Italian American Families is the start of the holiday Season, especially when it comes to family get together, and FOOD.  Being in the food business most of my life, I’ve learned there is diversity in many Italian American traditional meals but no matter the menu the common ingredient is always Love. Growing up and even when we got married, we always did things around the meat market schedule. In our stores the 3 main food holidays were of course Thanksgiving, Christmas and the granddaddy… Continue Reading…

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Halloween has some special memories of my youth.

Halloween has some special memories of my youth.  As a youngster, “store bought” costumes were always what the other kids wore. My mother always made something out of what was hanging around the house. An old set of long Johns, a cardboard box, kitchen pots and pans and my sister’s skirts were some of her creative supplies. I remember wearing my sister’s school uniform skirt one year and getting a slap because I told her if I could borrow her face as well, it would be a super scary costume.… Continue Reading…

Traditions

Mora

That’s A Morra Have you ever been to a picnic or social gathering and seen a group of men yelling and throwing fingers at each other? This happened in both my family and my wife’s family. I can remember this happening and I didn’t really know what was going on. While watching, It seemed like my grandfathers, father and uncles were arguing with each other. But they were laughing and hugging one another too. Did this ever happen to you? Well, when I was old enough I found out they were… Continue Reading…

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