Did you have your St. Joseph’s Day zeppole?
St. Patrick’s Day and the Irish tend to get the most attention this week in Boston. But, as those revelers recover you will find plenty of recognitions in the North End for March 19th as Saint Joseph’s Day. In addition to church services, many will stop in the pastry shops for a famous Italian zeppole.
St. Joseph is also honored for saving Sicily from famine in the Middle Ages. Many still prepare a traditional St. Joseph’s Table to recreate a Sicilian feast with specialties such as sfinge, zeppole, breads and fava beans.