The Italian American Heritage Society of Birmingham cordially invites you to share in the time-honored tradition of the Saint Joseph Altar. The Saint Joseph Altar is Sicilian in origin. During a terrible famine, the people of Sicily pleaded to Saint Joseph, their patron saint, for relief.   Saint Joseph answered their prayers and the famine...

A group of good friends has founded an organization that accomplishes two objectives near to their hearts — celebrating their Italian heritage and committing charitable acts in the community they love.   The newly formed Cultural Italian American Organization, or CIAO, brings together people of Italian descent to share traditions and customs...

As immigrants from the different regions of Italy settled throughout the various regions of the United States, many brought with them a distinct regional Italian culinary tradition. Many of these foods and recipes developed into new favorites for the townspeople and later for Americans nationwide.   Italians arriving in New Orleans often wen...