November 25, 2009 | 8:51am
When you grow up in an Italian household, you hardly need a holiday to come up with an excuse to stuff yourself. The only difference between a Thanksgiving gathering and your average Sunday night dinner is a slight variation of the menu and that the phrase "stuff the turkey" might refer to a large roasted bird instead of your Uncle Dominic. On Thanksgiving, we usually have a meat course, piles of pasta, an entire table of desserts, and of course, stuffing done Italian style.
The recipe, as passed down from our Grandmother Colucci:
1 celery stalk, chopped