9 Recipes to Celebrate Carnevale

It’s Carnevale! Carnevale, translated from Latin as “farewell to meat,”  is celebrated in the days leading up to the season of Lent. Since meat was once forbidden during the entirety of Lent, people would celebrate and feast extravagantly beforehand.

To celebrate #MangiaMonday and Martedì Grasso (Fat Tuesday) tomorrow, we are serving up Nine Recipes to Celebrate Carnevale! Buon appetito!

1. Galani di Carnevale
This is a typical Venetian sweet treat! 

galaniRecipe: Hotel Mediterraneo

2. Sweet Ravioli with Ricotta
A new twist on a traditional favorite!

lazio_ravioli_dolci_con_ricotta__mg_8418-7Recipe: Academia Barilla

3. Castagnole
This treat goes by many different regional names. Shaped like a chestnut with a soft interior, this dessert is one to try!

hd450x300Recipe: Giallozafferano

4. Ricotta Gnocchi
This easy-to-make recipe will have you asking for seconds!

canada-gnocchi-xlRecipe: Delish

5. Pignoccata
This dessert and Carnevale tradition hails from Palermo.

324-ingaglia-pignoccata-pignolataRecipe: Cooking with Nonna

6. Pasticcio di Maccheroni
Another easy dinner from chef Mario Batali.

CaptureRecipe: The Chew

7. Frittelle Italian Carnival
These little doughnuts are quite popular in Venice, and can be found in most pasticceri or osterie.

c3590a6328e46c6592e1c553f0b7c151_w500_h675_scRecipe: Ricardo Cuisine

8. Lasagna di Carnevale
This lasagna recipe was passed down through generations, and only eaten during Carnevale.

Lasagna-di-carnevaleRecipe: Memorie di Angelina

9. Cenci
These “rags” are known by different names depending on what region you are in, but one thing stays the same: they are delizioso

Recipe: The Florentine

A Carnevale Ogni Scherzo Vale
Anything goes at Carnevale!

What do you do you celebrate Carnevale? Share with us in the comments below!

2 thoughts on “9 Recipes to Celebrate Carnevale

  1. Reblogged this on The Italian South and commented:
    I have to admit, I never thought about the translation of the word “Carnevale”! But ‘farewell to meat’ makes sense, as that was the tradition for centuries. Here are some ideas from the Sons of Italy blog for celebrating Carnevale!

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