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.