Traditional Zeppole di San Giuseppe

One night towards the end of July, I accidentally wandered into an Italian street festival somewhere in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and was immediately reminded of the year I spent in Florence. It was my freshman year of college, the first time I had ever left my small town in the small state of Rhode Island. Most of the time, I could pass for a local: My … Continue reading Traditional Zeppole di San Giuseppe

Thoughts From the Crowd at San Gennaro

From September 14 to 24, vendors are packed into the streets of Little Italy for the annual Feast of San Gennaro. The festival has been a city tradition for the past 91 years. But something is a little different this year. “It’s way too New York now,” said Rebecca, a young mom from Queens who has been coming to the fair for about 20 years. … Continue reading Thoughts From the Crowd at San Gennaro