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Christine Pallotta (left), Andrea Benatti, Carla Pallotta, and Marisa Iocco watch Dante de Magistris chop up an eel for his wood-grilled eel dish

Feast of seven fishes

Italian chefs gather to celebrate a Christmas culinary tradition

By Bella English
Globe Staff / December 22, 2008

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Anthony Caturano is slicing blood oranges for a salad that will accompany crisp fried smelts. Marisa Iocco is sauteeing escarole for grilled octopus soup. Carla Pallotta is stuffing calamari while sister Christine puts together a baccala salad. Over at the grill, Andrea Benatti is turning several jumbo shrimp. Nearby, Anthony Susi layers a luscious anchovy crostini. (Full article: 1045 words)

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