Viva Italiano! Or however you say it. I caught this lovely little gem of a special last night that showed how some Italian-Americans spend Christmas.
It looked like fun, and seemed authentic (i.e. it was Giada not Rachael)! My boyfriend and his family are Italian and this little special made me almost want to make his family some Italian specialities for Christmas. Alas, I think that I won't make it properly and end up offending someone so I think I'll pass this time.
I thought it was interesting how instead of ham or turkey, the main dish is usually fish. There was this dish Venitian Seafood Salad that looked so neat, yet complicated, that would wow any Christmas crowd.
You should definitley check this special out, if you're looking for something other tham ham for Christmas. I'm sticking to the already cooked ham, just to be on the safe side. It airs again December 8th at 2pm and December 9th at 5pm.