Sista Felicia recognizing another beautiful family today, Lia Militello and her daughter and granddaughter Kathy and Marissa Numerosi for their dedication to the Saint Peter’s Fiesta and building floats for The Sunday Parade.
You wanna talk history? You wanna talk about passion? Listen as the Tommy and Peter Favazza talk about the years of dedication they have given as makers of the Greasy Pole Flags and Fiesta Committee members. This is what it’s all about: the complete giving of time and energy so everyone gets to enjoy the pageantry and tradition kept alive by families like the Favazzas.
Huge thanks to the Linquata family for allowing us into their home and sharing their story of family, love and tradition. It is families like this that make it all so special for all of us to enjoy. So many stories, so much love, so much passion, and who wins? Everyone in our close knit community. The people who think the Fiesta is about the carnival and the rides are missing out. They have no idea how much work goes in behind the scenes by beautiful families like the Linquatas. Thanks for all you do to make it the most special time of year for so many.
Your labor of love and dedication will not go unnoticed if we have anything to say about it.
Look for tomorrow’s video with the Favazzas who make the Greasy Pole Flags. GMG behind the scenes for Saint Peter’s Fiesta 2014.
Videos Part I and II
Toasting Sista Felicia’s Gifts of Gold Kickstarter Success!
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A unique & colorful cookbook that will bring to life lost recipes & traditions from my Sicilian kitchen to yours. My Gifts of Gold!
Funds raised through Kickstarter will allow me to realize the first step in my dream of publishing a series of four cookbooks that includes recipes and stories I learned growing up in a Sicilian family. When I became a mother of twins, I was compelled to collect the stories and the recipes I felt were being left behind because I wanted my children to be raised with all the same traditions and rich cultural heritage I had experienced.
What started out as a gift for my children quickly evolved into a hardcover 250 plus page restoration of Sicilian culture and foods. Through my cooking videos onGoodMorningGloucester.org and Media Program Network (MPN), a demand has developed for a text copy version of all my recipes so they may be shared with others within my community and beyond.
My first book is ready for print; it is written, is loaded with photographs, and awaits funding. Monies raised will pay for current expenses related to editing, book design and layout, photography, and publication.
With your help, Kickstarter will enable me to bring my passion for all things Sicilian to your kitchen to share with your loved ones. This book embodies my commitment to ensure the past is not lost but is forever saved for future generations.
Our deepest thanks and appreciation to Frances and Ann Margaret Ferrante and friends for welcoming us to film and photograph an interview with their exquisite St. Joseph altar.
Frances and Ann Margaret Ferrante
Zina Saputo and Felicia
Ferrante St. Joseph Altar
I am even further behind in sorting through photos from Fiesta and the Horribles Parade than Father Green. I hope to be done tomorrow!
Sister Felicia taking a moment to snuggle Coconut before departing for the parade.
From the Gloucester Daily Times Taste of The Times-
These are considered a special treat by Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan’s family, especially her son BJ, who helps make this recipe. Every Sunday, especially on religious holidays such as Easter Sunday, Grandfather Joe would make these special donuts “for us (seven Grandchildren) on Sunday mornings. This is one of many treats he and my grandmother Felicia would make for Sunday coffee time after Sunday Mass.”
The special ingredient in these homemade donuts is ricotta cheese. It is mixed into the batter and makes for a very moist and tasty round donut, which is rolled into powdered sugar right after frying them in oil.
“My Grandfather passed away when I was in high school. When my twins were born many years later, I remember counting the months till they could have table food so I could make them to enjoy on Sunday mornings and Holiday mornings just as I did growing up.”
“My kids enjoy them just as much as my cousins bother & I did. My daughter Amanda knows how to make the batter, BJ is a professional donut powdered and my husband is defiantly the best at eating them! With our busy schedules traveling with our daughter Amanda for tennis, Sunday mornings as a family are tough to fit in. In spite of this, everyone knows, including my nieces Eloise & Madeline, that when TeTe, Uncle Barry, BJ & Amanda are home on a Sunday donuts are being made while the sauce and meatballs are cooking for our family dinner!”
You may want to try them for a special day such as Easter or at any time you want to make a special treat.
You can check out her recipe for this tasty dish that we grew up with by going to the Gloucester Daily Times Taste of the Times Website and clicking on her show titled Arancini
Click the picture to go to the Taste Of The Times Site and Find Her Video Titled Arancini
Joe Langhan and Gianni Gallo produced the cooking show for the Gloucester Times Taste of The Times series. It also includes the Homebrew show and many other recipe on demand episodes.
Once you go to the video click that second button from the right which looks like a compass with north south east and west arrows on it to see the video full screen.