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  • Obscure Italian Christmas Pine Nut question

     paul updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago 0 Member · 3 Posts
  • paul

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    December 8, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    As Christmas approaches I always think of my Grandparents. I was with them one Christmas Eve and my (Italian) uncle brought out a bottle of Sambuca. He poured a glass then placed a pine nut on top of the liquid and lit it on fire. For a young guy this was fascinating. After a while he placed his hand over the glass to put out the flame and took out the pine nut. He fanned it out between his fingers sort of like a tiny deck of cards. I believe he said it was called “angel hands” or “hand of God” I wonder if anyone has heard of this before?

  • marg-cdn2

    Member
    December 8, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    No, but I’d like to know as well, now.

  • paul

    Administrator
    December 8, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    sorry I re-read that and seemed like a weird transition as I was in a hurry when I posted. So posting this separately.

    Also I came across this really interesting article about Piñon nuts that is worth the read:

    https://www.eater.com/22812750/picking-selling-business-pinon-nuts-harvest-new-mexico-navajo-nation

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