The St Joseph’s Day Parade is BACK! March 19, 2022. It's FREE. For more info visit: www.iasjs.org Honoring the end of a famine in Sicily by prayers to St. Joseph. The 50th Annual St Joseph's Day Parade presented by the Italian American St Joseph's Society and its Post-Parade Gala, are the premier Italian-American events held post-Mardi Gras in the...

The story of Italians in Baton Rouge stretches like a parade route across the city. The perfume of olive oil and garlic-infused tomato gravy signals proximity to an Italian kitchen where the coveted recipes came from the old country to this new place where immigrants landed, joining family members who came before them. Accompanied by devout faith a...

Preparations are underway for the return of the traditional St. Joseph’s Altar at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Denham Springs that will once again be open to the public after two years of interruptions brought on by concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Members of the Friends of St. Joseph organization have already started bakin...

As part of a study on how different cultures impact their daily lives, students in the fourth grade at Independence Leadership academy have been exploring the Sicilian roots that still run deeply in a number of communities in Central Tangipahoa Parish and especially Independence, which at one time had earned the unofficial title of “Little Italy.”...

When I started writing a book exploring the crucial contributions that Sicilians had made to New Orleans food culture, I sat down to talk with fabled restaurateur Salvatore “Joe” Segreto. “You’re not going to do one of those “who killa da chief?” histories, are you?,” was the first question he asked me. Segreto referred to a familiar catcall heard...

The Beauregard-Keyes Historic House & Garden, home to the Corrado Giacona Family from 1904-1925, will again honor the Patron Saint of Sicily with its annual St. Joseph’s altar March 16-18. The public is welcome to join staff and volunteers in marking this sacred Sicilian tradition, which has been celebrated in the French Quarter since Sicilian immi...

The Italians in Monroe, Louisiana, are a small, tight-knit group of successful, family-oriented people who have established deep roots in the Delta while maintaining a connection to each other and to their home country, despite pressures to become mainstream Americans. Even though Italians were the largest immigrant population of turn of the 19th c...

Birthed from a legacy of classic Italian cooking Marcello's has become a staple across Louisiana. Gene and Marcello Todaro founded the restaurant in 1981 after noticing the lack of authentic Italian food in the Acadiana area. Now almost 41 years later, the legacy and recipes of that family continue to warm the hearts and tummiesof Lafayette. The fi...

Gianna is offering a special Mardi Gras menu throughout February. In addition, Chef de Cuisine Jared Heider will serve a four-course menu for two on Valentine’s Day and a four-course family-style Mardi Gras lunch on Friday, February 25. The special four-course Mardi Gras menu starts with Venice street food of fried stuffed olives. The second course...

Calling all bocce lovers...or just those who are looking to socialize, meet new friends, and play a little ball (and stay warm while playing in our heated, indoor facility)... We have an active two weeks in store for you as we celebrate the new year! First, we have three Open Bocce Nights coming up! Come join us this Wednesday (2/2), Thursday (2/3)...