March 19, 2015

Stoneham, MA. March, 2013

Today is St. Joseph's Day. And I have to confess that all of my thoughts are centered on the pasta with breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic and a little sugar as served by my friend Paul's mother, Mrs. A. The traditional pasta dish (breadcrumbs representing the sawdust of the carpenter saint) is followed by Mrs. A's sausage, fritattas (both potato and asparagus), daughter Andrea's antipasto, and so much more. Zeppole -- big doughnuts filled with whipped cream, pastry cream or sweetened ricotta -- appear just as everyone is saying, "Oh, I couldn't eat another bite." But we always manage to. (This photo was taken by my friend Dan on an earlier St. Joseph's feast at Mrs. A's table. To see even more, click here.)

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