"The Fight Doctor"
The Christmas Eve Cookbook
by Ferdie and Luisita Sevilla Pacheco
In this beautifully illustrated collection of nearly 200 recipes and 19 holiday stories, Ferdie Pacheco and Luisita Sevilla Pacheco create a holiday melting pot of immigrant lore and cuisine in America.
the Pacheco’s know, however, the beauty of American holiday celebrations is
their rich diversity, and so they range well beyond Ybor City, collecting
recipes and stories- old and new- from Cuban, Spanish, Italian, Sicilian,
Mexican, and Jewish friends around the country.
A master story-teller, Pacheco recounts tales that are by turns hilarious, moving, and inspiring. Known to many as “Fight Doctor,” Pacheco includes a delightful Nochebuena story about his daughter Tina and Muhammad Ali.
Together these recipes, stories, and Ferdie Pacheco’s own wonderful illustrations remind us that while no two Christmas Eve or Chanukah celebrations in America are ever quite the same, they all have in common the love of good food and a good story. The Christmas Eve Cookbook offers enough of both to make the holidays last all year round.