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...

March 24, Saturday –60th Annual Swallow’s Day Parade – Mark your calendar to be a part of the Italian entry. There is no better way to show your Italian pride than by marching along a parade route lined with over 30,000 spectators, filmed on TV and broadcast live on several radio stations. Carry an Italian regional flag, dress in Italian colors or...

La gastronomia siciliana “vola” in America in occasione del “Columbus Day”, il Giorno di Colombo, previsto il 12 Ottobre di ogni anno in molti Paesi delle Americhe. Si tratta di un evento di caratura mondiale, istituito per la prima volta nel 1869, che commemora il giorno dell’arrivo di Cristoforo Colombo nel Nuovo Mondo, ovvero il 12 Ottobre del 1...

The 150th anniversary of the San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade will take place this October 7th, 2018, to coincide with Italian Heritage month. Started in 1869, this parade is one of the oldest celebrating Italian culture and the contributions of both native Italians and Italian-Americans to America and the Bay Area. The 150th parade will start...