Bring the style and taste of Italy to every holiday table and to everyday meals with this collection of traditional family favorites. Whether it’s Carnivale, Christmas, or Sunday dinner, Italians have a special flair for celebrating. In this inspired new cookbook, food and wine writer Michele Scicolone brings the zest and joy of Italian traditions into American homes. Here are 150 authentic recipes for every occasion and taste, from antipasti and savory pies to pasta, risotto, and polenta; from second courses to an array of special dolce cakes, cookies, and other desserts. Enjoy Christmas Eve Seafood Salad; Chocolate Passover Cake; Roasted Chestnuts; Fettuccine and Chick Peas for the Day of the Dead; Channukah Fried Chicken; Zeppole, and other dishes sure to make memories. Italian Holiday Cooking also contains fascinating history and lore and stories of homeland traditions Italian-American families have kept alive in the United States. “Reconnecting with and preserving our past not only enhances the special occasion, it ensures that we will be remembered in the future,” Scicolone writes. “Use this book to discover lost traditions, or create new ones. These are recipes to make and give and share.