~ Father's Day in Italy ~
Did you know that Father's Day in Italy is celebrated in March and is known as St. Joseph's Day, or "Festa del Papa"? All over Italy, the Italians honor their fathers by commemorating San Guiseppe, which is the fatherly symbol for love, compassion, kindness, generosity and acceptance. San Guiseppe or Saint Joseph, father of Jesus Christ is honored on this day. The Italians celebrate "Father's Day" with a grand feast of traditional foods of special Italian dishes, breads and sweets. The families show their love and sincere gratitude to their fathers with gifts and a feast fit for a king.
~ Father's Day Gift Ideas ~
Spoil dad this year with a unique experience to learn the art of homemade winemaking or homemade pasta at the stunning and historic Farm Vigano.
- Wine 101 @ Farm Vigano Saturday 13th September, 2014. Introduction to homemade winemaking, wine appreciation, wine tasting, antipasto and cheese platters.
- Pasta 101 @ Farm Vigano 4th October, 2014. A hands on workshop in making homemade pasta, including shapes and fillings. Includes a delicious pasta feast for lunch.
~ Father's Day Food Ideas ~
What will you be cooking for dad this Father's Day? We have found these fabulous ideas below that are perfect for the kids to get involved with to help cook up a storm this father's day!
Let's face it...what dad doesn't love homemade pizza? And what's the perfect drink to enjoy with a slice of pizza with? The following quote by Dave Barry answers this perfectly;
"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza".
Dave Barry 1947 —
So get the kids involved with this year's Father's Day meal and make a special handmade pizza just for dad,
We love the look of this footy pizza...
Another great pizza idea for Father's Day that both kids and dads will just love.
Follow the recipe and step by step instructions here at happyhomefairy.com
~ Our Top 5 Father's Day Gift Ideas ~
With Father's Day just around the corner, we're taking the stress out of what to buy him, with some unique gift ideas for the homemade food and beverage enthusiast!
Gift idea number 1:
Italian made Copper Still. Available in 5lt or 1lt.
Gift idea number 2:
Home brew Kits Super Upgraded Brew Kit
Gift idea number 3:
Italian made Pizza Napoli Electric Oven.
Gift idea number 4:
Swiss made Round Table Top Barbeque. Available in Copper or Brushed Stainless Steel
Gift idea number 5:
Also available and perfect for Father's Day are our Gift Vouchers.
Click on our ONLINE Store for more unique Father's Day gift ideas, including our weekly Specials
~ Food and Beverage Workshops ~
Foodie dads will love our hands on, in-store Food and Beverage Workshops;
- Beer Making Course
- Pizza Making Course
- Sausage Making Course
- Mozzarella Cheese Making Course
- Camembert Cheese Making Course
- Hard Cheese Making Course
You can book directly ONLINE or contact our Reservoir Store on 9460 2777 or our Clayton Store on 9574 8222.
We came across a great article on home brewing recently, "Beer's holy grail: from backyard brewing to owning a brewing", that you may enjoy reading. We just love reading these inspirational stories.
Have a great weekend!