Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, filled with friends, family and delicious food. My Christmas certainly complied with the last of those three things, mostly thanks to the wonderful fried items seen above. I gorged myself on these before dinner, and as a result, when it came time to tackle the main course, I was not a member of the clean plate club. Which was a bit of a shame, because the rest of the meal - leg of lamb roasted with rosemary, garlic, sage and thyme, fresh papradelle with salsa di pomodoro, and rapini - was delicious as well. Still, I have no regrets that I ate four arancini before dinner, they were just that good.