For many people the celebration of Christmas is very much linked to their childhood and the traditions of their native country. But when people move to another country and get married with someone from this country they have to get used to new traditions. I could think of much “worse” traditions to get used to than the Italian. I’m not even sure Åsa really misses the marinated herring or the “temptation of Jansson” or the boiled ham or the meat balls from her native Sweden…
Åsa has written an article about Christmas with the family, with her family, in Italy.
“Italy is a strange country, difficult to understand. Even for the Italians themselves. There is chaos in politics and in the traffic, but when it comes to food and drink you have to follow the rules. Otherwise you will be stared at or laughed at, and sometimes even shouted at.”
Read the whole article here: Buon natale! Italian Christmas
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