Thursday, March 19, 2009

Buona Festa del Papa' - Happy Father's Day

In Italy, following the Roman Catholic tradition, Fathers are celebrated on Saint Joseph's Day, commonly called Feast of Saint Joseph, March 19.  Joseph is the patron saint of Fathers and Festa del Papa' is the Italian name for Father’s Day.  In Naples, the most common dessert to celebrate Father's Day are the Zeppole di San Giuseppe.   The St. Joseph’s zeppole were created in Naples in 1840 by Don Pasquale Pintauro, whose pastry shop and café, Pintauro, continues to thrive at 275 Via Roma, one of Naples’ main shopping streets.

1 comment:

ester said...

Delicious....I wanna one...or better todas...My mum's zeppoles are magnifique...