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

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

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

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

Looking for more photos and recipes?

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