Dining Section Roundup: 12.21.05

A not-overly-Christmasy Dining Section in the NY Times today, with some nice stories about eels, shrimp, Hanukkah doughnuts, home-made caramels, Sicilian oranges and a sassy take on last-minute holiday shopping at the liquor store.

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A Brighter View Astern Than Over the Bow: Kim Severson gives a nice account of a Louisiana shrimper who is hauling it in lately.

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A Sicilian Christmas with a Nod to the North: Marian Burros shares some Sicilian holiday traditions.

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Out of the Fryer, Into the Lights: Julia Moskin writes another elegant story, this time about the fried doughnuts she and other fellow Jews have started favoring over the ol’ jellied calf’s foot and gefilte fish.

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If It’s Holiday Time, It Must Be Eel Season: Frank J. Prial follows a eel-fisherman into the Great South Bay of Long Island.

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Two Sweets in One Pot: Mark Bittman gives us yet another take (see Amanda Hesser’s article last Sunday) on making candy. This time it’s traditional caramels, with the traditional plastic wrapping.

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Last-Minute Bottles to Throw in the Sleigh: Eric Asimov has us laughing out loud again.

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