Lou DiPalo, the fourth-generation operator of DiPalo’s Fine Foods in Manhattan’s Little Italy, shared his grandmother’s recipe for true Italian-style cheesecake. The rich dessert has a slight salty tang thanks to the ricotta, which DiPalo’s shop still makes fresh a few times a day.
In the current issue of Edible Manhattan Amy Zavatto takes a hard look at the history one of our favorite meals, the Italian seafood smorgasbord known as The Feast of the Seven Fishes, traditionally served on Christmas Eve. As part of her piece she spoke with Lou DiPalo, whose family-run Italian market has held court on the corner of Grand and Mott streets in Little Italy since 1925. You can get a glimpse of his shop on our most recent NY1 Let’s Eat segment, which airs Fridays and Sundays and is also captured right here online.
For New York’s Italians, Christmas Eve means seafood.