Sista Felicia Does St. Joseph’s Day Pasta For The Gloucester Times Taste of The Times

From The Gloucester Daily Times-

When Felicia was growing up this special recipe was prepared by her Aunt “FeFe“, Vincie and Uncle Mike (Militello). Now she makes it herself and passes along the family’s recipe secrets. The main ingredients are cauliflower, fava beans, and the ferns on top of the anise bulbs. In fact, since the grocers and supermarkets typically throw away this part of the plant before even putting it on the shelf, Felicia goes around each year to remind them to avoid that for this special week of St. Joseph’s Day so that she and others can properly make the dish.

Her aunt and uncle FeFe and Vincie used to create an alter every St. Joseph’s Day and that became very big, so big that many people came each year to pay their respects and eat some of the special pasta dish. The pasta sauce was served over home made St. Joseph fettuccini pasta. What made this St. Joseph Pasta is that all the flower used to prepare the feast was blessed by a priest the day before St. Joseph day. It was done, in fact, at a very special mass in Aunt FeFe and Uncle Vincie’s home in front of her alter. You cannot get much more authentic than that.

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You can read my buddy Heather Atwood’s article about Felicia and St Joseph’s Traditions here-

Feast of St. Joseph fare celebrates workers

4 comments

  • Love it as I love all of Felicia’s videos, she is wonderful. This looks delish, maybe I’ll attempt to make it, though I am pretty much full-blooded Irish, now that I’m down the Fort, I want to learn the Italian traditions/recipes.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Jenn

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  • Now that’s a great idea! Maybe if I don’t have to face the task of making fresh pasta, I will really make it. Thanks for the tip and the encouragement!!

    Jenn

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  • I love that Felicia is capturing authentic Sicilian food and the traditions we grew up on in Gloucester in video and posting online. Next food network star…! Or maybe a new Italian food network. More videos Felicia!

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