making raviolis with my Nana & Nano

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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For many years now I have joined my Nana & Nano in making cannolis or raviolis {sometimes both} for Christmas dinner. Being Italian it has been tradition for generations to make our own cannolis and raviolis. My grandma tells the story that when she was first married with little ones all the men would watch the kids and the women would be in the basement into the wee hours of the night Christmas Eve making raviolis. She explains that she looked forward to having a 'break' and spending time with all the women {cute}. Although we make the raviolis much earlier every year we still make them in the basement and there is still many many years of tradition that goes along with the ritual of making the raviolis. I think one day when the torch is passed I will be making raviolis with my grand kids in the Art Barn.

24 comments:

  1. Absolutely amazing! I love these photos.

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  2. My daughter asked me last night how to make ravioli - we had it for dinner. I can't wait to show her these pics! Another great blog entry from F + F. Thank you.

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  3. This is such a great tradition!!! I wish I get get the recipe...I know I know I am sure it's a family recipe but wishful thinking!!! Great post!

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  4. Can I share your grandparents? I have a similar tradition every year with my dad. We always make a huge pot of glögg every year for our Christmas party, a process that takes about 5 days (but most of that time, it's just steeping on the stove). I love it, and fully intend on passing this ritual on to my own kids one day!

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  5. Beautiful photographs! I love the rich traditions of the Italians that center around food and family.

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  6. beautiful photos!!!!!!! Lovely tradition. My husband comes from an italian family. His mom and aunt make ravolis for christmas eve. I unfortunately have not gotten to join in b/c they do it while I am working. However my little girl has gotten to join in on the fun since she was a baby.

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  7. I just love that story and that they looked forward to the "break". Tradition is so awesome.
    Beautiful photos.

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  8. This is fantastic, I've always wanted to learn how to make cannolis, you're a lucky gal. xo

    P.S. Awesome photos!

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  10. Your photos are gorgeous and I love this tradition!!!!

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  11. I love your Nano's hands...such love and history in them.

    Will you adopt me into the ravioli tradition?

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  12. okay yes.... I will share the recipe... I thought that I would today but I didn't have time to sit down with my nana and nano on Monday {when we made the raviolis}. There is nothing really written down it is all by 'look and feel'... And yes Melissa I will adopt you.... my Nana and Nano always like helpers!!!

    And yes aren't my Nano's hands amazing?!... I need to tell you all about him. He was a tuna fisherman all of his life... He left out of the harbor in San Diego and would be gone with his crew for months and months. In those days they didn't have nets... oh man I could go on and on... I must post on the subject soon...

    ox!

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  13. These photos are beautiful and I love picturing you in the art barn with a ton of little ducklings following you around. =)

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  14. Just lovely traditions! Thank you for sharing. I would love to read more about your grandparents. Fishing with no nets and months away from family? Life was so much harder for our grandparents, yet life seemed more simple too.

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  15. I want to be adopted too!
    Can't wait for the recipe. They look amazing!

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  16. I love traditions...and your photos. Beautiful!

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  17. This is such a lovely post with delicious photos! I love traditions especially during the holidays- they seem even more special!

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  18. oh yummy! great photos that captured all the love going into that delicious meal! thanks for sharing!

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  19. OMG, how could I forget about my own grandmother and aunt making ravioli and cannoli. And in the basement! Didn't everyone have two kitchens?? lol! Thank you so much for reminding about my own family's traditions and giving me that push to pull down the pasta machine and try it out. Lovely photo essay!

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