Today is San Giuseppe Day and Joes, Josephs, Giuseppes, Peppes, Gius and Giusys throughout the world are celebrating their namesake. Well, maybe not throughout the world … but they could. And in fact, I think they should.
March 19 is the day Italians remember Saint Joseph who, according to an article published in the Guarda! Column at Italy Mag, saved Sicily from famine in the Middle Ages by providing them with fava beans, which still play a large role in southern Italian celebrations.
In addition to Joes, La Festa di San Giuseppe honors Saint Joseph as Jesus’ stepfather and pays tribute to all fathers throughout Italy-and what better way to honor them than with some of the best sweets this side of the Atlantic?
Just look at that zeppole, won’t you?
Thinking about making these deep fried Italian doughnuts for the fathers in your life? Well, look no further. Here are a few mouth-watering recipes that will send your taste buds into overdrive.
Auguri to all of the Giuseppes out there, the Italian fathers and to all of the fathers who are with us today in both body and spirit.
Have you ever had these Father’s Day cream puffs? Have you ever made them yourselves? If so, leave a link to your favorite recipes in the comments!