Italian-Jewish Marinated Fried Fish (Pesce in Saor)

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The Gefilte Variations

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2000

  • About

Above the night music, the Venetian skies boom and burst into explosive color, sending showers of rainbow meteors skittering across the heavens, their shimmering reflections dancing in the inky canals.

It is the Festa del Redentore, Feast of the Redeemer, celebrated every July 19 since 1576 to commemorate the end of a plague that devastated the city. Among the traditional ritual foods eaten before the blaze of spectacular fireworks is an ancient Venetian-Jewish dish, sole in a sweet