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  • Writer's pictureTommy Centola

Feast of the Seven Fishes 2016

The first December that I started my blog, 2011, I posted dishes to serve at a New Orleans style Feast of the Seven Fishes.  I thought that it was time to revisit it. Here is another round. This grand meal is part of the Italian-American Christmas Eve celebration. The long tradition of eating seafood n Christmas Eve dates from the Roman Catholic tradition of abstinence of refraining from the consumption of meat on the eve of specific holy days. Why seven? Seven is the most repeated number in the bible, appearing over 700 times. One popular theory is the number represents completion, as shown in Genesis 2:2; “By the seventh day, God completed the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.” During the feast of the seven fishes, participants celebrate the completion of God’s promise of the Messiah through baby Jesus.

So to start this year’s feast, Oysters Centola

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