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Tasty Tuesdays ~ Sguta: Calabrese For Sweet Easter Tradition

Guest Blog Written By: Jenny Arena from Fables and Focaccia It’s hard to believe that a food tradition would be born on Good Friday, typically a day of fast, but it is precisely on this day that my mother maintains one of my favorite traditions; the preparation of the Easter Sguta. As in many cultures, this is a sweet bread that is made to celebrate the holiday, comparable to the Jewish ... Read the Post

Tasty Tuesdays ~ Zeppole di San Giuseppe

Guest Blog Written By: Jenny Arena from Fables and Focaccia The feast day of St. Joseph celebrated on March 19th is a very significant holiday for those of Italian heritage.   It is on this day in fact that Italians celebrate father’s day, honoring Joseph, the terrestrial father of Jesus Christ. As with any holiday, this one is commemorated with a variety of different foods, particularly in ... Read the Post

Tasty Tuesdays ~ Soup’s On: Ladling Out Some Italian Classics

Guest Blog Written By: Jenny Arena from Fables and Focaccia Whether thick and hearty, clear and light or pureed and silky, nothing says comfort on a cold day like a bowl of piping hot soup. Translated from the Latin suppa meaning "bread soaked in broth", this restorative dish has been in existence since 6000 BC. A global staple, the word soup has even evolved into a figure of speech, for ... Read the Post