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Festa di San Giuseppe and Zeppole

In Italy la festa dei papa, the equivalent of Father’s Day, falls on March 19, the feast of San Giuseppe (St. Joseph), the husband of Mary and the stepfather of Jesus. Italians celebrate with special foods and gifts from the children to their Babbo (Daddy in Tuscany,…

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Pignolata for Carnevale

Quick – they’re almost gone!

Maria Merola, pastry chef and owner of Maria’s Pastry Shop, made her famous Pignolata for Carnevale, the last celebration before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. From the word pigna, or pine cone, egg dough is shaped into small cylindrical pieces (vaguely resembling pine cones),…

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