Food Club: December 14-19

Christmas in Naples: Food and the Art of the Presepio

The Italian religious custom of displaying the nativity scene of Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in a manger is something to behold.  You would be hard pressed to find a home without one at this time of year, especially in Naples.

This week I take you on a journey to Naples during this special time of year to experience both its unique Christmas sites as well as its unique food.

Food in Naples is rooted in a long history of outside influences of foreign invaders and poverty. Historical Neapolitan cuisine had been divided into two different categories: one for the rich and nobles, and another for the poor people. Let’s experience both!