What Beast Is This?
The trouble with Christmas dinner.
This Christmas Eve, Mama is making chicken Kiev, stuffed with apricots. We're not Russian, so this may not sound all that traditional, but it will be our tradition—at least this year. With any luck, nobody will scream at the unveiling, and no dog will end up in intensive care.
Liesl Schillinger is a New York-based arts writer.
Photograph of Christmas dinner aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt by Ed Wray/AFP.