Twas the Night Before Christmas….

Graciela had several pots of pasta and shrimp boiling. Graciela, is a great cook and was actually the first Fellow to cook for her Sounding, earlier this year.

Graciela had several pots of pasta and shrimp boiling. Graciela, is a great cook and was actually the first Fellow to cook for her Sounding, earlier this year.

Graciela and Gabriel offer a Christmas toast

Graciela and Gabriel offer a Christmas toast

 For those of us Nieman Fellows remaining in Cambridge for the Christmas holidays, the Lippmann House was once again our place of refuge. Thanks to our Argentine Fellow, Graciela Mochkofsky. Graciela and her affiliate, Gabriel Pasquini, cooked up a fantastic meal of pasta and shrimp. Graciela says that in Argentina, they celebrate the Christmas holiday on December 24, and therefore insisted on hosting a big meal in the tradition of their country. We had a small, but lively crowd, that included me and Tangelique; Vognar; Thabo; Julie; Ronke and her two children; and Ching-Ching, her husband and her two children. We listened to some Sly & the Family Stone and ate tons of pasta.

         We actually ate in the small dining room off of the kitchen, for a more intimate, family feel. We didn’t sing any Christmas carols and instead of snow – which we have seen a lot of this week – it rained. But we had a great time. In fact, it was the perfect way to end the year.

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