Day Nine: Blueberry Buccellati
This story is a part of Martin & Sylvia's Twelve Days of Christmas Story Collection.
In these stories, Martin and Sylvia explore what it means to celebrate the traditional "Twelve Days of Christmas," inspired by twelve delightful tales from 18th century Maine. Each story contains a "story-within-the-story" - about the colonial town of Tullyport as the founding families create Christmas traditions and celebrations that are unique, delightful and rich with community connection.
This story is Day Nine: Blueberry Buccellati.
On the 9th day of Christmas, the family throws a big party with neighbors and friends. Sylvia has the event completely planned out but right from the start, but circumstances get in the way. Momma encourages her to make room for change, and when she finally does, she is dazzled by some magical surprises.
From “Twelve Tales of a Tullyport Christmas”: “Blueberry Buccelleti”
Georgio Mangiapane wants to make the best Buccelleti in all of New York City. And so, having heard of the magical blueberries of the northeastern coast, he travels to Maine to find the perfect ingredient. But a bear interrupts his dream, and it’s not New York that gets to enjoy his incredible pastries, but the families of Tullyport. Thus begins the tastiest of the Tullyport Christmas traditions.
This story teaches the value of “going with the flow”.
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Sparkle Kitchen: Blueberry Buccellati
Buccellati are a traditional Christmas cookie from Sicily. A made-from-scratch cousin of Fig Newtons, these cookies are filled with a paste of figs, nuts, and spices, then cut into interesting shapes to expose their jewel-like filling.