Feast of the Seven Fishes: In Philly, In South Jersey and at Home

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Until I met my fiance I’d never heard of the “Feast of the Seven Fishes,” a Christmas Eve tradition among Italian families, or at least Italian-American families. Lots of restaurants are catching up on the trend, however, as fewer home chefs are willing to tackle the monumental task of preparing such a feast for their own family.

If you DO want to try it for yourself, here are some menu ideas for a home-cooked Christmas Eve fish feast. But if you’re not up to the challenge, I’ve looked up the information and there are plenty of 7 Fish Dinner options in Gloucester County, and many options in Philadelphia as well. We’ll be enjoying it at Italian Affair in Glassboro, which is where my fiance’s family has had a standing reservation for years. At some point I want to try to take over the duties of cooking it myself because yeah, I’m just that kind of crazy.

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