Festival of the Seven Fishes
Mayor of Boston, the late (and great) Thomas M. Menino and Mary Ann celebrate their Italian American heritage by preparing a Christmas Eve banquet called "The Feast of the Seven Fishes." Starting with Baccalà, then Skillet Fried Shrimp, then tuna, smelts, swordfish, calamari and clams, the tradition continues, and so do their appetites!
Ciao Italia Season 26
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- Ch 410Ciao Italia Season 26It's Sunday when Mary Ann visits Christina and Carla Pallotta, two sisters who are the driving force behind Nebo Restaurant in Boston, MA, where they're preparing their mom's favorite recipes for visiting friends. Ricotta Gnocchi with Rabe and Pignola Nut Sauce, followed by Stuffed Breast of Veal, with Fontina Cheese, Polenta and Wild Mushrooms on the side. Great sisters. Lucky friends.Ciao Italia Season 26Father Jonathan DeFelice is a college president who loves to cook. Mary Ann joins him in the St. Anselm College's monastery kitchen to prepare two childhood favorites. First it's Struffoli, deep-fried, honey-coated sweet dough balls, dusted with hundreds-of-thousands. Then Mary Ann prepares crispy, deep-fried, sugar dusted Cenci. Let us give thanks.