Tonight, while Jews lit candles for the second night of Hanukkah, a select group of young women escorted by servicemen in uniform would be making their debut at New York’s Junior Assemblies. And for those wanting to serve the traditional holiday dishes, good news: the Eel catch had been below normal but the supply would be ample, reported the Federal Fish and Wildlife service (New York Times, p.14). This stew was often part of the southern Italian “Feast of the Seven Fishes” served on Christmas Eve. Here’s Mario Batali on his grandmother’s dishes. To this meal would be added the truly American element: Coke.