This Article on Le Zeppole di San Giuseppe is broken down into two parts, the first detailing the Pastry and the second detailing the actual Meaning of the Day.
During the Middle Ages, there was drought and famine in Sicily. Praying to their Patron Saint Joseph, Sicilians begged for rain and promised a bountiful feast if they were rewarded with water. After their prayers were answered, the feast was Continue reading →
…… As I was saying. It’s hard to put a muzzle on my mouth. And tie my hands. It’s how I communicate. How do you shut up an Italian? Tie his hands behind his back. It’s been about year and a half that I have been away from writing. I lost my best friend who was by my side for a quarter of a Century. I was broken to pieces. I learned a lot and still know very little. Hopefully, Life will be a little more kind to me so I can write to you. Get ready. Because when Scorpios hit back, it’s harder than ever. Stay tuned.
PLEASE NOTE : I rarely dress this conservatively. 14 Pictures are at the end of the Article.
My uncle, Zio Peppino, is a retired Master Tailor. Born in Italy, he started working at the “Sartoria” across the tiny street from his house at age 9 !!! At 15, he came to the United States and quickly promoted his talents. Besides owning his own, successful Tailor shop in Midtown Manhattan, he was proud to have done work for Oleg Cassini and boast a list of his own, personal clients, with big names like Anthony Quinn, John Travolta, Yoko Ono, Jake La Motta, and many more. He even was Continue reading →
My father always says he likes “wines that are sincere”. Sincerity is honesty, humility, and intimacy. When I first met Ivan Crivellaro, I wondered about his personality, though I had a feeling he would be sincere. I had sent meesages back and forth with him for a Continue reading →
Growing up, I spent almost every summer in Italy, around Salerno. Those times produced experiences I will never forget and so many of those live on as strong memories, most having to do with Continue reading →
Back in 2008, I was going through some tough times. I put together a very long rant about pizza and coffee, probably to distract myself from what was going on but also because I felt, and still feel, strongly about those two things. I had asked a commercial producer if Continue reading →
Writing comes very easily to me except when it’s a huge topic. The reason? I get anxiety trying to remember all the things I want to mention and tying them all in. When I first started my blog, my intentions were to not only Continue reading →
Some Holidays, like July 4 and New Year’s Day, give me a gross and depressing feeling. Those days are usually slow and dreary. The anti-climatic, hangover feeling of New Years Day, which usually is Continue reading →
Please note the first word and my added emphasis by capitalizing it : SOME. Some parents, not all, love to tell everyone else to have kids. There are many good reasons to have kids and I agree with many, most notably, children can Continue reading →
Give Jack Dishel a piece of tin foil, chewed bubble gum, and an eraser and he will make something funny and creative out of it. He never misses the chance to make a joke. When my brother and I see him coming from afar, we start already giggling because Continue reading →