Buon Anno a tutti!

Cold and incredibly clear here now. Night temperatures are getting down in the mid-twenties Fahrenheit. Brrrr. My lemon tree is inside for the duration.

New Years Eve saw big celebrations and dancing into the wee hours in the piazza. I guess they had to dance to keep warm. Italians don’t really dance…they hop. Up and down, up and down. Really quite amusing to watch.

For New Years dinner we made a trek on New Years Eve to Bosco, a town south of us, to buy a good steak from Etrusco macellaio. They have the BEST beef. We always stock up while there. I built a fire and warmed myself waiting for it to get good and hot. Meanwhile I made Hoppin’ John for luck. I bring dried black-eyed peas from the US. Here in Italy the dish to serve is sausages and lentils. Lentils are shaped like coins and will make you rich in the new year.
Anyway you do it, Happy New Year to us all! Hoping for a transitional year ahead.

2 thoughts on “Buon Anno a tutti!

  1. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Rosemarie! The traditions are always fun. As you just know from your own Italian famiglia tradizione. Thanks for reading. 💕 happy new year!

  2. Rosemarie Lentini

    You have taught us so much about the common man traditions in Italy. Thank you. Happy New Year🎉🎊

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