ITALICS: Italian American Holiday Meals and Traditions

On this Special Holiday Episode (featuring ITALICS' first-ever culinary segments!) we will learn how to make traditional Italian-American and Italian holiday meals, including centuries-old recipes that mirror contemporary dishes catered to the health- and environmentally conscious. ITALICS correspondent Lucia Grillo brings us into the kitchen with food historian Francine Segan. Then she'll take us to 3 Brothers Pizza Café in Long Island, where Chef Jay Astafa is cooking up some traditions of his own. We'll take you to the Westchester Italian Cultural Center's presepio, and we'll join the excitement in a game of tombola.