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CIAO ITALIA: Festival Of The Seven Fishes/La Festa Dei Sette Pesci

Airs Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. & Saturday, Dec. 22 at 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. & Sunday, Dec. 23 at 12:30 p.m. on CREATE

Hon. Thomas Menino, former mayor of Boston with Chef Mary Ann Esposito, host ...

Credit: Courtesy of Paul Lally

Above: Hon. Thomas Menino, former mayor of Boston with Chef Mary Ann Esposito, host of CIAO ITALIA.

On this episode of CIAO ITALIA, 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!

Feast of the Seven Fishes

Mary Ann visits Boston's Mayor Thomas Menino to celebrate the "Feast of the Seven Fishes."

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Recipes from this episode are from "Ciao Italia Family Classics: More than 200 Treasured Recipes from Three Generations of Italian Cooks," which is available on Amazon.

Mary Ann's newest book, "Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy," contains over 150 recipes, 60 gorgeous food photos, and many scenic pictures of Italy taken by Mary Ann on her travels through the years. Available now!

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Photo credit: Courtesy of Paul Lally

Chef Mary Ann Esposito, host of CIAO ITALIA, with Hon. Thomas Menino, former mayor of Boston.

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