Carmela Baked All These Breads for St. Joseph Feast Day from the Archives

We’ve many namesakes with Middle names of Joseph in our family -Roy Joseph, Mark Joseph, Michael Joseph and Charles Joseph St. Joseph Feast Day is Father’s Day in Italy

Cooking with Nonna St. Joseph Day Recipes Pasta with Sarde,

Pastries- Sfingi, Zeppole,

St. Joseph’s Pasta – Mafaldine di San Giuseppe

Carmela Baked All These Breads for St. Joseph Feast Day

11 years ago

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. 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

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8 thoughts on “Carmela Baked All These Breads for St. Joseph Feast Day from the Archives

  1. Breads look fantastic. Nothing like a good Zeppole on St Joseph’s Day (March 19). However, this feast of St. Joseph will never supersede a Sunday of Lent. If March 19 happens to fall on a Sunday, it will always be moved to the following Monday, March 20.

  2. This was 11 years ago? Hard to believe! I remember this entry from it’s first posting…. have I really know you for over a decade?!

    • Always a delight to find your likes and comments and yes. It’s been more than a decade. I thought we figured out when we first “met” but I can’t remember

      • I think it was when I saw one of your “Keep or Pitch” posts featured on WordPress’s blog. (Back when I was an avid blogger myself.) 🙂

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