Religious Practices & Influence on Cultural Foods: Celebrations aren’t played down in Italy or overlooked. Celebrations and Holidays means being with a lot of the family (extended family too). Having a lot of people in the house means lots of mouths to feed! Italian celebrations are always coupled with a lot of delicious and homemade foods made with love by all the women of the household. After the meal is prepared everyone sits down to enjoy it together.
4. Snacking - Merenda (16:00) - Merenda is a tiny meal, usually containing sweet snacks, mostly eaten by kids between lunch and dinner. Snack time for children mostly consisting of bread, fruit, yogurt, or ice cream.