Neri’s Bakery Products in Port Chester, NY- Zeppoles for St. Joseph’s Day on March 19th, 2015

Today is St. Joseph’s Day. My colleague, Joe, brought in zeppole treats to celebrate St. Joseph – his namesake. These zeppole treats were wonderfully delicious and authentically Italian. Here is what Joe had to say about St. Joseph’s Day and the zeppole.

“In Italy, where St. Joseph is regarded by many as their Patron saint, thanks are given to St. Joseph (“San Giuseppe” in Italian) for preventing a famine during the Middle Ages. According to legend, there was a severe drought at the time, and the people prayed for their patron saint to bring them rain. The rain did come, and the people prepared a large banquet for their patron saint. Giving food to the needy is a St. Joseph’s Day custom. It is traditional to eat a Neapolitan pastry known as a Zeppole!”

Did you eat a zeppole today?

The zeppole came from
Neri’s Bakery Products Inc.
31-37 Pearl Street
Port Chester, NY
914-937-3235