Wednesday, June 10, 2009

(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday: Little Italy

I posted most of my NYC Book Expo pictures already, but these pictures were not included because they really have nothing to do with Books - but everything to do with fond memories of the city. Our last night in New York we went to Little Italy with friends. We went to our favorite restaurant, Puglios, and enjoyed some fine Italian cuisine (the way my husband's grandmother, Cora, used to make it - "God rest her soul"). As luck would have it, this was also the weekend for the Feast of St. Anthony, which meant lots of authentic street food including my absolute favorite - Zeppoles!!

This is a photo of St. Anthony - patron saint of the festival (notice the dollar bills at the foot of the statue!)

One of the many street vendors selling wonderful Italian food such as: sausage & peppers, calzones, and pork braciole

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Italian delicacy of zeppoles - they are basically an Italian donut. Small balls of pizza dough are deep fried. When the dough is cooked, and while it is still hot, place the balls in a paper bag, sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar, close the bag, and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. The result is a melt in your mouth taste of heaven.

While not a great picture - this at least shows the finished product ( I was too busy savoring my own zeppoles to take a picture)

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  1. My husband and kiddos visited Little Italy while I was at BEA. They brought back some almond biscotti for me!

  2. Wow! That looks like a great time - we didn't have time to explore any of the little neighborhoods throughout NY - I need to plan another trip!

  3. You did some fabulous exploring!

  4. I love the pictures - and your description of zeppoles is making my mouth water! I hope I'll get a chance to try some when I'm in NY later this summer!

  5. I hope someday I will be able to visit New York City. Those are great photos, Molly.


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