This Christmas is our first in 12 years that we’ll be in New York. Christmas “observed” was a success but nothing beats the real thing. We’ll miss the controlled, gastro, chaos of my Uncle Doug’s kitchen and all the characters that go along with it but I am sure we’ll get into our own character riddled, kitchen craziness soon enough. If the $200 I just spent on fish have anything to say about it, it’s a guarentee. We wish everyone a Happy and tasty holiday. Appropriately we have provided the catch all of Italian Christmas foods for you to stare at while you await your holiday meal. The pizza rustica or meat pie or pestarustica, depending on what part of Italy or Brooklyn you are from, has it all. Four cheeses, three meats, tons of cream and pie crus baked into a molten, salty foundation and served in bricks is a crowd pleaser to rival all others. It’s an all in one delight. Wherever you are and whatever you are eating, enjoy the next few days. Eat. Talk. Rest. Repeat.