Sicily’s Patron, Saint Joseph

Viva San Giuseppe! Happy Saint Joseph’s Day! (Altar of Saint Joseph photographed in my grandfather’s home village, Porticello, Sicily.) REGISTER TODAY for our Experience Sicily luncheon Cacio e Vino on Sunday, March 24. Details at: https://experiencesicily.com/saint-josephs-day-in-new-york-city/

St. Joseph’s Pastry

For many, what they associate most with Saint Joseph’s Day (March 19) is the sweet sfince di San Giuseppe. Sfinci are fried cream puffs served hot with a dusting of cinnamon, confectioner’s sugar, and honey, or, like those pictured, cold and open-faced with a smear of sweet ricotta cream and decorated with candied orange and…

Preparing For Saint Joseph’s Day

We had a wonderful afternoon preparing for Saint Joseph’s Day. Many beautiful loaves were made for our tavola di San Giuseppe (altar)! Join us at Cacio e Vino on Sunday, March 24 for the annual community luncheon to see them up close and welcome spring’s arrival. Reserve your spot at https://experiencesicily.com/events/saint-josephs-day-in-new-york-city Thank you to the…

Macco, Fava Bean Soup

Macco is fava bean soup that is traditionally eaten for La Festa di San Giuseppe. Fava beans, thankfully, were available during the famine of the 10th century that prompted the rituals for St. Joseph’s Day. The soup, which I enjoyed a few times while in Sicily earlier this month, is basically beans, onion, wild fennel,…

Hands-on For Joseph 

We had a fantastic afternoon making bread loaves for St. Joseph’s Day! Thank you to Cacio e Vino for hosting us, and thanks to everyone who attended! Now, join us next Sunday, March 19 in NYC at Cacio e Vino for our Prix-fixe lunch to celebrate St. Joseph’s Day! Full menu featuring traditional feast cuisine,…