Never is the generosity and spirit of the Italian table more evident than at the holidays, when great food and good times are on the menu in every household. Mario Batali’s new book is divided into four sections according to Christmas and New Years that offers four complete menus — from antipasti to dessert to wine recommendations and tips on selecting and preparing ingredients. Check out some of the recipes from “Holiday Food” below.
Excerpted from Mario Batali Holiday Food by by Mario Batali. Copyright © 2000 by Mario Batali. Published by Clarkson Potter. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt can be used without permission of the publisher.