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Carmela Baked All These Breads for St. Joseph Feast Day

Tuesday afternoon I met a friend for dinner. We used to teach in the same school but are in different schools across the city now. It was good to catch up.  When we walked into the restaurant,La Tavola Italiana, I could not believe what I saw in front of me!  A St. Joseph Feast spread from the day before.  Later Carmela came out to speak with us about how we were enjoying our dinners and she was taking photos with her iPad to send to her family. She uses the iPad to keep the restaurant calendar for parties and other aspects of her business.

I asked if she made the St. Joseph Cavazunes filled with the chick peas and she said, “NO, they are Calabrese.” She is Sicilian and she makes Zeppoles.

I said that I’d photographed all the bread and would send her the photos but would she like to pose with all her handiwork and she did!  I didn’t notice she put the iPad down onto the cloth in front until I saw it on the computer. She was gracious to allow me to photograph her. NEXT year we have to go to actual feast!  It sounded like a terrific party.

And speaking of party?  Click to hear Chicago John’s Italian Song Selection

23 responses

  1. wow that is impressive.


    March 22, 2012 at 12:20 am

  2. stunning breads!


    March 22, 2012 at 1:37 am

  3. That’s just incredible! A cornucopia? St. Joe’s staff? I am amazed and a little jealous. I’ve got a year to find a similar celebration here in Chi-town. And so the Quest begins ….


    March 22, 2012 at 2:17 am

    • If you can’t find one, maybe you and a team could create one!
      It was a sight to behold! I was so excited to share the photos with you cause I knew you would appreciate them.


      March 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm

  4. Kristin

    Amazing! What talent and skill. I’m duly impressed!


    March 22, 2012 at 6:28 am

  5. Toni

    Awesome!!! I had never heard of this restaurant. Learning something new from your blog all the time!


    March 22, 2012 at 6:31 am

  6. Very creative. The breads displayed are works of art. I’m glad I was able to dance again to John’s song. I was dancing when I first heard it yesterday and I am dancing this morning. What a happy song. Your photos are amazing.



    March 22, 2012 at 7:13 am

  7. Vincie

    That is impressive!


    March 22, 2012 at 7:31 am

  8. Sue Reinfeld

    A bread artist. I like that.


    March 22, 2012 at 7:33 am

  9. Great shot about a interesting subjet…


    March 22, 2012 at 7:38 am

  10. Sonel

    Wow! That is stunning indeed Ruth! Great shots! 🙂


    March 22, 2012 at 8:15 am

  11. They are beautiful works of art… Lovely!


    March 22, 2012 at 8:45 am

  12. Erica Wells

    Beautiful! Bread for St Joseph and today is World Water DAy!


    March 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

  13. Northern Narratives

    Truly artistic.


    March 22, 2012 at 10:54 am

  14. Joyce

    What a contrast with the woman who keeps up an old tradition but uses an ipad to spread her news! Amazing breads!


    March 22, 2012 at 11:11 am

  15. BEth Piraino



    March 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm

  16. I don’t know what the Feast of St Joseph is, but the bread looks amazing. What a time consuming undertaking.


    March 22, 2012 at 12:45 pm

  17. Wow! That is art!


    March 23, 2012 at 3:51 am

  18. That looks like very fancy bread! And the quantity is equally impressive.


    March 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm

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  20. Amazing


    March 31, 2012 at 3:59 am

  21. I like img_9413 – the altar stairway


    March 31, 2012 at 8:59 am

    • Amit Rawat

      i think dis is a diffrent so i like it super


      March 7, 2015 at 2:10 pm

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