Buon Natale! Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas! I nostri migliori auguri di Buon Natale da tutti noi a tutti voi! Buon Natale! ItalianSide.com

“A Natale puoi” a modern Christmas song from Italy

There are many Italian songs for Christmas time. After “Tu scendi dalle stelle”, we selected this song “A Natale puoi…” (“At Christmas you can…”) In these years, it’s a very famous Christmas song in Italy. Originally, this song was the soundtrack of a TV advertising, but it became soon very popular. As you will see, [...]

Cartellate – Christmas Fritters

This is a very popular and traditional X-Mas pastry in the Italian Provinces of Basilicata, Puglia and Calabria. There are dozens of different recipes; this one is from my family, on my mother’s side (Lecce, Puglia). Ingredients 2.2 lb. (1 kilogram) of white flour 3 tablespoons of sugar 100 milliliters (3.39 US fluid ounces) of [...]

Tu scendi dalle stelle – the most popular Christmas song in Italy

Christmas is coming and, in these weeks, we would like to bring a little of the Italian Christmas atmosphere in your homes around the world. The best way to do this is to share with you our typical songs: so, during Christmas time, we will select popular Italian Songs on ItalianSide.com. “Tu scendi dalle stelle” [...]

Almond brittle: a Christmas recipe Italian style

After Struffoli, we selected another famous and traditional recipe for a perfect Italian Christmas. Our NONNA used to cook a wonderful almond brittle…and yes, here there is a video recipe to show you how to prepare! Almond brittle is famous everywhere in Italy so it’s impossible to say from which region is from: it’s a [...]

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