My Big Fat Italian Easter

There’s an old Italian saying: Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi — Christmas with your family, Easter with your friends.

My Big Fat Italian Easter | ©Tom Palladio ImagesFor both holidays, it means getting down to serious business seated around the table savoring an endless parade of homemade, regional dishes — antipasti, first and second courses, and desserts  — all prepared with lots of TLC.

Back in December, I posted My Big Fat Italian Christmas. If you missed the blog, just click HERE.

Unlike the aforementioned saying, I spent Pasqua (Easter) with family — my true friends — down in Rome, and survived the nearly four-hour feast around la tavola, prepped by Mila and Claudia, my daughter’s mother-in-law and sister-in-law, two romani who really know their way around la cucina. But, who’s complaining? Certainly not me!

Sorry, my plates were wiped clean for each and every course, but I did have the lens cap off and framed the delicacies plated in front of me before my knife and fork flew into action.

Buon appetito!

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