The first time I met Carmine Pikero, the man who would become my father-in-law, he was standing in the parking lot at Stamford (now Trinity) Catholic High School in my hometown of Stamford, Connecticut.
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The Christmas Eve meal is all about eating fish -- seven different kinds in fact.
The day before Christmas, it's no meat for me,
Even though I'm a non-believer,
on Christmas Eve,
I only eat from the sea.
The feast should have se...
The exact contours of the meal vary from region to region and household to household. I set out to design a seven-course menu that hopefully would gratify the palate and fortify the system.
Italians know how to celebrate Christmas Eve! Tradition holds that no meat should be consumed on Christmas Eve (vigilia di Natale), so Italians eat se...
I'm a night owl -- I work late and sleep late -- but when Emeril Lagasse invited me to a taping of his new show Emeril's Table, it was well worth getting up at the crack of dawn.
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