Fava Beans for St. Joseph's Day The fava bean plays a role on the feast of St. Joseph and the tradition of the Altar or Table for March 19. Here is a short explanation. Directions Fava bean (vicia fava) —Fava beans play a large role in the Sicilian tradition of the St. Joseph Table or St. Joseph Altar. They may be served in a frittata or in garlic sauce. When dried, roasted and blessed, it becomes the very popular "lucky bean." Legend has it that you will never be broke as long as y...

St. Joseph Altar - lucky beans

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From the Virtual St. Joseph Altar, a variety of appropriate recipes.

Blessed St. Joseph's fava beans sent by Charles Capdepon to Caroline Gerdes. St Joseph's Day is March 19.

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Super duper easy donuts: "Zeppole" are a greek pastry, adopted by Italian tradition to celebrate St. Joseph's feast day in March. http://www.seededatthetable.com/2009/03/19/zeppole-italian-doughnuts/

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