Celebrate Christmas Eve the southern Italian way but with a California twist. (Serves 8)
Sweet-potato fritters

Anchovy fritters

Crostini with bottarga

Spaghetti with Anchovies and Bread Crumbs (Spaghetti con Acciughe e Mollica)
Salt-baked Striped Bass with Herb Lemon Chile Sauce (Branzino Sotto Sale con Salmoriglio)
Mixed Seafood Salad (Insalata ai Frutti di Mare)
Sautéed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Chiles (Rape Fritte)
Cauliflower salad

Calabrian chickpea fritters with honey

Sweet fried ravioli with chestnut-and-chocolate filling

Almond Nougat Semifreddo with Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce (Semifreddo al Torrone)
Chocolate-dipped dried figs with almonds and orange peel

Fresh and dried fruit
Credit: Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Karen Shinto