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Why Italians Eat Zeppole

There are so many variations of donuts. Since St. Josephs Day is around the corner here is the history behind these delicious Italian donuts.

Zeppole San Giuseppe, a fried dough specialty made for the festival of St. Joseph from Enna, Sicily. They actually originate from the meaning in Arabic meaning of soft dough. cAbdalbasiṭ ibn Ḥalīl, an Egyptian, his journeys from his journey in 1470 in Tunisia are in the Vatican Library. In Tunis he ate a Spanish cheese cake called mujabbana. They were sold by a sfingiarius. The desert was also described in the fourteenth-century from a Sicilian vocabulary of Angelo Senisio.

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