Sons of Italy Tradition Alive and Well as Festival Preparations Begin
It's that time again when the Sons of Italy in Bellaire are doing what they do best - making sausage.
They've been hard at work all week, getting ready to serve grilled sausage sandwiches all weekend at the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival. They've been doing this for the entire 32 years of the Italian Festival and this week, they have cut up 850 pounds of onions and 700 pounds of meat.
And that's just the beginning.
They will make 3,000 pounds of sausage - that's a a ton and a half.
But this year, they're selling something else as well. The Sons of Italy cookbook is so popular, people have called from Texas and California wanting a copy. It has sections on salad, soup, main courses, pasta, second courses, vegetables and more.
There are also pictures of the ancestors of many of the Sons of Italy members.
But if you're hoping for their sausage recipe? It's not in there. They are still keeping that a secret.