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Seven Takes on the Feast of the Seven Fishes in NYC

Lana Bortolot 7 comments

The numbers vary—seven, nine, 11, even unlucky 13. The menus vary. And few agree on the origins of the tradition. But no matter on what side of the debate you sit, one collective truth rings clear: the Italian "Feast of the [Seven] Fishes," served on Christmas Eve, is a time to eat, drink, and be satiated. In New York, there is no shortage of feasts to choose from. Here we've rounded up seven takes on the seven fishes. Like anyone who has ever studied the Italian language knows, it's not always what you say—it's how you say it. More

Where To Get Your Gingerbread Man Fix

Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

[Photos: Kathy Chan] Between spiked eggnog, panettone, hot chocolate, and all those other Christmas goodies you crave, it's easy to forget about the gingerbread man! Crisp, soft, and beautifully iced, gingerbread men come in endless variations. After the jump,... More

Sugar Rush: Ceci-Cela's Bûche de Noël

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

[Photo: Kathy Chan] Holiday cheer for one. I am smitten with Ceci-Cela's single serving Bûche de Noël ($6), in a trio of flavors: Chocolate, Strawberry and Grand Marnier. Bûche de Noëls are also sold in full-sized logs, but why... More

The Dessert Files: Seasonal Sweets at Two Little Red Hens

Kathy YL Chan 4 comments

[Photos: Kathy Chan] Most bakeries are known for a few goods they do particularly well—red velvet cakes at Pinisi, banana pudding from Sugar Sweet Sunshine, and pretzel croissants from City Bakery, are the first few that come to mind.... More

New Jersey Dispatch: Trenton Farmers' Market at Christmas

BrianYarvin 6 comments

My search for the perfect farmers' market is never-ending and ever-changing. Sometimes I just want produce in a local parking lot; then again, I could go for a stand in some rural corner; other times, I look for something... More

Marlow & Daughters Will Take Christmas Goose Orders

Erin Zimmer 1 comment

"Squawk, squaaawk." Photograph from Mark Wiewel on Flickr Marlow & Daughters—the butcher sibling of the Williamsburg meat-focused diner Marlow & Sons—isn't open yet (next Wednesday is the goal), but they will be taking pre-orders for Christmas geese once they... More

Chinese Food, Christmas Day, and the Jews: Where Can We Go for Old-School Chinese?

Ed Levine 19 comments

Four years ago Alex Witchel took a stab at explaining the phenomenon of Jews in New York eating Chinese food on Christmas Day. Somewhere, Christmas will look like this: cheerful children opening presents that don't break by noon; a glazed... More

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