I wanted a taste...a taste of Christmas. In Campania at Christmas, fish is the dish. And baccalà, cod, has a pole position on almost every holiday table. Cod is not something that we Americans eat normally, but after nearly 18 years in Campania, I have fallen in love with this specialty that has found it's way to Italian shores via Norway. At last week's Gusta Natale, I had an opportunity to try Chef Francesco Fusco's insalatina di baccalà, a cod salad. Fusco's recipe is a twist on a classic he told me as he drizzled a creamy infusion of bell peppers around the plate. He completed the dish by adding a fennel and black olive chip on top.
Merry Christmas Chef!
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