Monday, March 19, 2012

st. joseph's day {re-post}

listen
i know the 17th was a big day
for the irish
and the color green
and
corned beef and cabbage
and
shamrock shakes
but hear me and hear me now
today
is the day 
everyone should cheer
pull out your italian flag
fire up the stove 
pull out all your big pots
open a bottle of wine
yell 
prego, prego
at the top of your lungs
and you will be ready
for
st. joseph's day
or
as it is called in our house
the feast
of
san giussep
and here is the best part
not only is there amazing food
at the St. Joseph Table
there are desserts
amazing
delicious
desserts
the best being
zeppole
which we only eat
this time of year
and the other best
are
cannolli
which i eat 
all too often
and another best is
pasta chote
which is not how they are spelled
but
how it sounds
in a
 complete and total dialect
i think may actually be
pasta croce
but i don't know
because this is what we call it
and when i say we
i mean everyone i have ever known
who has ordered, made, or eaten
pasta chote

and today
as my offering to you
and your st. joseph's table
i pass to you
the secret
to fabulous italian pastries

find a really good
italian bakery
and spend your time
making friends

**this post is not fresh, but the pastry we will be eating today is!**

1 comment:

  1. Happy feast of san giussep!! You have such a great way with words, love them!

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