In Piedmont, rice symbolizes coins and wealth. To encourage financial prosperity, enjoy risotto for your New Year’s dinner!
Try this recipe: https://hardcoreitalians.blog/2020/11/16/best-cacio-e-pepe-risotto-recipe/
Lentils symbolize prosperity and are commonly enjoyed for New Year’s dinner with cotechino sausage or as vegetarian ragu!
Try this lentil ragu recipe: https://hardcoreitalians.blog/2020/10/02/mafaldine-with-roasted-butternut-squash-and-mushroom-ragu/
3. Cotechino Sausage
Pork is considered a lucky New Year’s food because it is fatty and rich. The classic pairing for New Year’s lentils in many parts of Italy is cotechino sausage, a typical dish of Modena in Emilia Romagna.
Try this traditional preparation: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/16050/cotechino-con-lenticchie/
4. Tortellini in Brodo
Tortellini or cappelletti (little hats) are enjoyed for Capodanno, or “head of the year” on New Years. A delicious way to say hats off to the old year and begin the new one!
Try this recipe: https://hardcoreitalians.blog/2020/12/02/prosciutto-parmigiano-tortellini-en-brodo-recipe/
This sweet cake is typically eaten through the holiday season and especially on New Year’s Eve in Venice!
Try this pandoro french toast for breakfast: https://hardcoreitalians.blog/2020/11/14/mario-batalis-pandoro-french-toast-video-recipe/
Sfincione is a thick-crusted, rectangular pizza made with onions, bread crumbs, and caciocavallo cheese. It is the traditional pizza of Sicily and absolutely delicious!
Try this recipe: https://hardcoreitalians.blog/2020/08/15/sfincione-sicilian-pizza-recipe/
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