Baccala ~ Italian Style Codfish…One Of The Seven Fishes


Baccala ~one of the “Seven Fishes” prepared in Sicilian homes on Christmas Eve. Growing Grandma Felicia prepared and hosted the feast of the 7 fishes the weekend before Christmas each year. Her celebration was the official kick off to our holiday season.

A few years ago I invited “The Godmother” of Gloucester to my kitchen to film  a few video cooking tutorial recipes about the Feast of the Seven Fishes with Gallo Productions Inc. It was a night Gianni Gallo, his staff, our small audience and  I will never forget. The set was ready to tape 4 recipes, but the Godmother and I were simply having to much fun to stay on schedule to say we had a few laughs would be a huge understatement. I vividly remember hearing the words “Cut…Cut…Testing 123”  through the laughter filling my kitchen that evening. Gianni Gallo and Joseph Langhan created this for the Gloucester Daily Times.


  • Never had so much fun especially talking about the old days the old neighborhood, this night sista Felicia became our sista she was adopted by the giambanco sisters with pleasure and lots of love..we wish her and her family a merry Christmas ..
    Ps still only completed the one


  • It’s enough to get me to want some nice cod pretty expensive this way…When you are so far form it…:-) Thanks!


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