Cotechino con lenticchie Recipe

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No Italian New Year's celebration would be complete without this dish of a delicious pork sausage served with lentils. New Year's Eve for Italians—like so many other holidays—is marked by a large, festive meal, often an elegant seafood dinner, called the cenone di San Silvestro or cenone di Capodanno, the word 'cenone' being Italian for 'big supper'. Midnight, however, is the time to break out this hearty dish, as Italian custom has it that if you start the New Year by eating coin-shaped lentils, it will bring you prosperity. And the more lentils you eat, the richer you will be—or, at least, that is the theory...




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  • Patricia Turo
    This recipe looks great and I will save it to try out at a later date. Love Lentils and use them a lot. But friends of ours in Italy always give lentils for gifts on New Years as they bring good luck.

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    • Frank Fariello
      January 10, 2011
      Happy New Year, Patricia! Best wishes for the coming year.


    • Claudia lamascolo
      December 31, 2010
      Very nicely done...this would soothe the savage beasts among the rest of my family~ Happy New Year 2011 Frank!
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