To celebrate the holidays Italian-Style, you might want to prepare La Vigilia or the Feast of Seven Fishes – an Italian celebration traditionally served on Christmas Eve including meals of fish and other seafood. There are many opinions and thoughts about its supposed origins or why we make seven dishes (some families celebrate with 10 or even 13), but at the end of the day, the feast is less about religious symbolism and more about gathering friends and family for a delicious meal, replete with both time-honored traditions and space for new ones, too.
This year, to celebrate the holidays and all its gastronomic pleasure, we’ve teamed up with the amazingly talented crew at Food52 to create a collection of 11 delicious recipes perfect for your holiday feast. In this collection you’ll find recipes from Mario and his hard-working team of chefs at Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group as well as Josh Cohen, Test Kitchen Chef at Food52 and Sara Jenkins, Chef in Residence at Food52 (and also a good buddy of Mario’s)
Gather your family and friends and make some or all of these dishes! Buone Feste!!