I have to admit, I never thought about the translation of the word “Carnevale”! But ‘farewell to meat’ makes sense, as that was the tradition for centuries. Here are some ideas from the Sons of Italy blog for celebrating Carnevale!
It’s Carnevale! Carnevale, translated from Latin as “farewell to meat,” is celebrated in the days leading up to the season of Lent. Since meat was once forbidden during the entirety of Lent, people would celebrate and feast extravagantly beforehand.
To celebrate #MangiaMonday and Martedì Grasso (Fat Tuesday) tomorrow, we are serving up Nine Recipes to Celebrate Carnevale! Buon appetito!
1. Galani di Carnevale
This is a typical Venetian sweet treat!
Recipe: Hotel Mediterraneo
2. Sweet Ravioli with Ricotta
A new twist on a traditional favorite!
Recipe: Academia Barilla
This treat goes by many different regional names. Shaped like a chestnut with a soft interior, this dessert is one to try!
4. Ricotta Gnocchi
This easy-to-make recipe will have you asking for seconds!
This dessert and Carnevale tradition hails from Palermo.
Recipe: Cooking with Nonna
6. Pasticcio di Maccheroni
Another easy dinner from chef…
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Sandy, I want to make this gnocchi! I had to look up vegetable nage.
I would be glad to be your taste tester.
They all sound so good!