PIEHOLE: SFINGE, SPICES & GLOBE BURGER

globe_burger (2) This week in PieHole: we drop in at the Globe for some lunch (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

By JIM WILLIS

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RED BANK: SFINGE, ZEPPOLI OR ONE OF EACH?

larosa (2)Peter LaRosa gives PieHole a delicious history lesson on St. Joseph’s Day sfinges and zeppolis. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

By JIM WILLIS

Monday’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations may have been mostly about the beer and a bit about the corned beef, but Wednesday is St. Joseph’s Day, and that is all about the food. More specifically, it’s about the pastries: the sfinge and the zeppoli.

PieHole checked it with Peter LaRosa, who along with his brother, Sal, owns LaRosa’s Pastry Shop in Shrewsbury. LaRosa explained the difference between the sfinge and the zeppoli – each of which goes by more than one spelling, depending on dialect – and filled our ears with the history and tradition of St. Joseph’s Day like a pair of cannoli.

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