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feast of the seven fishes

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  • david k Dec 23, 2001 09:37 PM
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Does any local Italian restaurant do a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve?

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  1. What is the origin/story of this tradition?

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    1. re: sionnac

      Here's a link for the story -

      Link: http://www.sicilianculture.com/food/x...

      1. re: sionnac

        One fish dish for each of the seven sacraments of the Catholic faith. The tradition started in Italy and fish was more abundant and cheaper than red meat.

        1. re: Gourmound

          Two other theories tie the "seven" to the seven deadly sins, or the seven hills of Rome.

      2. Davio's in the Sonesta had a 7 Fishes dinner.