Before Thanksgiving gets too far away, here’s a shout-out to Lucia Palmieri.
The native Westporter cooks meals every year for the holiday — and then gives them away.
This year, it was 10 whole turkeys. (She does 4 at a time, in her ovens.) Then she makes bone broth.
This month, she organized a “Santa Run.” A fire truck (and Santa) will come to her house. She’ll supply a fire and hot chocolate; she’ll lead some carols.
In return, guests bring a wrapped gift — and donate $25 to the Fire Department.
Lucia does it all despite a demanding international concert touring schedule. She’s a very talented opera singer. She’s sung at Carnegie Hall, at the US Open, and on ESPN, Bravo, ABC and NBC.
She specializes in Italian and Latin songs — and Italian cooking. (Liza Minnelli, Jon Bon Jovi, Kenneth Cole and the late Marvin Hamlisch have raved about her food.)
Lucia always thinks of others. She does her good deeds quietly, and spectacularly. Thanks, and congratulations: You’re this week’s well-deserved Unsung Hero. (Hat tip: Kathy Calise)
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