The operator of an Italian restaurant in southern New Hampshire was the featured speaker at the most recent meeting of the New Hampshire Lakes Region Italian Cultural Club.   Speaking to the gathering at the Weirs Community Center, Dawn Rizza-Hunt, owner of Cucina Aurora Kitchen Witchery of Salem, spoke about her background growing up in an...

Customers have dined at the award-winning Tuscan Kitchen restaurant (recently featured on the Food Network) and have sampled and shopped their way through Tuscan Market, the newest artisanal marketplace in New England which opened October 2012.

By Joey Cresta   PORTSMOUTH — A proposed sister-city relationship with Santarcangelo has fallen apart after officials in the Italian town were apparently insulted by the city's handling of the situation. One local Italian called the development "one more affront to the Italian North Enders" of Portsmouth.   The news from Italy is...

By Douglas Gladstone   "The truth is like the sun, you can shut it out for a time, but it ain't going away." That quote from Elvis Presley. has always struck a chord with me. Especially when my thoughts turn to an obscure Italian immigrant named Luigi Del Bianco.   I hope it strikes a chord with U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta, R-NH, too. Tha...

The Italian American Heritage Association of Greater Portsmouth will present an Italian-American Authors Night today, May 14. This free event will be held in the Levenson Room at the Portsmouth Public Library.   A meet-the-authors reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the authors' presentations beginning at 7 p.m. Granddaughters Karen...

PORTSMOUTH — A new association dedicated to promoting Italian-American heritage is hoping for a strong turnout at an open house Sunday, aimed at introducing the group to the public.   The Italian-American Heritage Association of Greater Portsmouth will meet in the Levenson Room of the city library from 2 to 4 p.m. April 7. Membership is not...

A cool and classy, very Italian eatery opened in Portsmouth in October, and if it wasn't a bit off the beaten path we would have been there pronto. As it is, we arrived before the dead of summer set in, and we're quite happy that we did.   Tavola is low-lit, comfortable and cozy, and it is unique: We can't think of anywhere else where TV sc...

Every time we're in Portsmouth, I'm amazed at the number of well-established restaurants I still haven't visited in the town where I grew up. Radici had been one of them, but we've now checked that off the list after a great dinner that made us feel like we were dining in the Italian countryside.   Radici occupies a fairly small storefront o...

By Joey Cresta A traditional homemade Italian dinner will help locals celebrate National Italian Heritage Month this weekend. The Italian-American Heritage Association, a greater Seacoast group founded earlier this year, is hosting the dinner, which will feature baked ziti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, a variety of desserts and a beverage for...

On December 6th, 2014, Award winning restaurant Tuscan Kitchen and Italian-style market Tuscan Market in Salem, NH will host its 3rd Annual Tree Lighting. Open to kids of all ages, the annual festival will include a visit from Santa, food, drinks and good holiday cheer!   Santa Claus will arrive at 1:00PM at Tuscan Market to greet merry make...