Scungilli – an Italian American Christmas staple – has unique New Jersey history

Have you ever tried scungilli? The meat of whelks caught off the coast of New Jersey has been a staple of the Christmas Eve “Feast of the Seven Fishes” for generations of Italian American families in the northeast.

Dec 20, 2022, 3:53 AM

Updated 577 days ago

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Have you ever tried scungilli?
The meat of whelks caught off the coast of New Jersey has been a staple of the Christmas Eve “Feast of the Seven Fishes” for generations of Italian American families in the northeast.
Just about all of it comes from one place - LaMonica Fine Foods in Millville.
On today’s episode of "Brian's Positively New Jersey,” Brian Donohue goes behind the scenes of a company celebrating its 100th year in business, tracing from its origins in a Brooklyn storefront to its modern plant producing tens of thousands of cans of clams, soup – and scungilli - every day.


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