Saint Joseph’s Day (March 19) is celebrated as a form of devotion and is well known as a first-class annual feast brought to America by Sicilian immigrants. the Cook’s Bookcase has found an interesting book that describes the ritual in detail.

Old Ties, New Attachments, Italian-American Folklife in the West.  Edited by David A. Taylor. (1992.) The book contains many photographs of traditional Saint Joseph’s Tables “laden-with-food."


(Photo courtesy of Josephine Martellaro; the story of her altar and Saint Joseph's Table can also be found on the Library of Congress website.)

Written by Liz Pollock — March 09, 2014