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New Times: What is the best food item to have in your arsenal during a food fight and why?Delphine Calamari: Well, we never encourage food fights, but if that annoying Uncle Tony of yours won't shut up while you're trying to concentrate on stuffing cannolis, my personal standby would be the cucchiaio [wooden spoon], not unlike the wooden rulers the nuns in our Catholic school growing up would use. And the splinters come out in a week or two tops!What's the secret to making the best Italian meal?Love and companionship! The fondest memories my sister and I have come from everyone gathered around the kitchen, cooking together! What better way to infuse your Italian meal with the tastiest flavor than to open a bottle of vino, tell some family stories, and enjoy the company around you while you cook?