St. Patrick may get all the attention with the famous parades and green beer, but for some Italian Americans (including me) it means only two more days until St. Joseph's Day. Growing up in an Italian American family, St. Joseph's Day was always one of my favorite holidays: I could take the day off from school and all I had to do was visit relative...

A long standing Italian American tradition, St. Joseph's Table, will be held Sunday, March 18. Orland Park Village Trustee Dan Calandriello will host the event at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 South Ravinia Ave. The event begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend. One of the most beloved saints among Italian-Americans, St....

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018 At 8:00 pm - Where: Gene Siskel Film Center - 164 N State Street Chica - Entrance : With fee This elegant, beautifully photographed murder mystery incorporates a strong environmental message and an inside story of the competitive Prosecco business in the Veneto region. The dashing, opinionated Count Ancillotto (Rade S...

He is the primary patron saint of Ireland, but was most likely born in Roman Britain and didn’t make it to the Emerald Isle until he was kidnapped by Irish pirates at the age of 16. Does that mean he was Roman? British? Could St. Patrick have actually been… Italian? Accounts of his birth vary. Even the year isn’t known for sure, although historians...

If you are lucky enough to know Italian Catholics, ask them if a St. Joseph’s Table is happening near you. St. Joseph’s Table is a tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages, when farmers and their families gave thanks to St. Joseph for their bounty, according to Jerry Farrugia, president of the Italian Catholic Federation Branch 218 at Holy Angel...

Recipes pulled from Batavia’s churches and Italian-American families are being revived as part of a Saint Joseph’s Feast that Main Street Pizza Company chef Jason Ball hopes becomes a renewed tradition. The downtown restaurant is set to host a full feast on Sunday and Monday, March 18 and 19, with a portion of the proceeds coming back to local chur...

More than 500 guests attended the Taste of Italy trade fair Grand Tasting on Monday, March 5 in Houston. More than 160 guests attended the sold-out seminars on Piedmont Wines, Texas BBQ and Lambrusco, and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. The 144 exhibitors in attendance presented more than 1,000 products. The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas co...

Following the traces of the Italian emigration to the US, we discovered that many fellow Italians went to Lackawanna County, in Pennsylvania. The Keystone State is home to more than 1,5 million Italian Americans, according to the 2010 census bureau: the 12,2% of the entire population of the State.  Starting today, March 12, a new book will be avail...

The Italian American St. Joseph Society held its 48th annual maid presentation at Audubon Park's Newman Bandstand on Sunday (March 4).  Girls in white dresses and long gloves danced in circles and posed for photos under beautiful blue skies.  There's more fun coming up for the society. The group will present "the world's largest pasta dish,'' an an...

Every year since 2006, David Greco has journeyed to New Orleans to participate in the Italian American St. Joseph Society’s annual celebration. For Greco, chef and owner of several Italian delis in New York, it’s a way to observe his heritage. “My father comes from the bottom of the boot — he lives for wine, women and mozzarella,” said Greco, whose...