Did you know that Italy does not celebrate Thanksgiving? It may seem strange to you, because Thanksgiving has historical roots in Christianity and Italy is known as a very religious country… But the fact is that by now Thanksgiving is - to all intents and purposes - a secular holiday, especially popular in Canada and in the United States. But there’s a connection with Italy.
We can say somehow that, food speaking, in Italy every day is Thanksgiving: just think about our family lunches and dinners, with all the enlarged family reunited around the table! Think about the convivial act of eating: for Italians cooking and eating are pleasures to share with the loved ones and also business is often done around food.
In Italy we’re used to gift somebody with food: mothers, aunts and grandmothers like to pamper their children (even when they are adult!) with homemade food, a way to remember pleasant moments together and to savour again tastes almost lost in childhood memories. More and more often, food is also a gift made from friend to friend, because come on, today we have everything we need, so a gourmand gift can be a refined option.
For all these reasons we suggest to take advantage of Thanksgiving to donate real and selected Italian food to your friends and family: on PepeGusto you can choose between dozens of food gift ideas, Italian wines and liqueurs. If you have a limited budget, but you’re committed to plan special gift this year, have a look at our flash sale section: we have tasty solutions that suit all budgets!
Not only gifts: PepeGusto products are perfect also to enrich your table for Thanksgiving day! You can update the usual filled turkey with an original Italian sauce, or substitute the classic American wild rice with an Italian rice, to end with a special marmalade as a side treat for your evergreen pumpkin pie.
Above all, we wish to all our faithful (but also the new!) customers a wonderful Thanksgiving day, full of joy and happiness: a big THANKS from your Italian food specialists here at PepeGusto!