Fabrizia Spirits exceeded the $100,000 fundraising milestone with its "When Life Hands You Lemons" initiative, which has raised critical funding for New Hampshire nonprofit organizations over the past 11 years. Fabrizia Spirits has teamed up with the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) and its broker partner, Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits,...

Italian emigration to the United States came, of course, initially to the East Coast. Then the Italians spread throughout America, but many remained on the Atlantic coast. Not all of them, however, settled in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. Some went north and stayed in Rhode Island, others further up Massachusetts, others even continued north...

About six or seven years ago, I had a friend send a take-and-bake lasagna dinner. Not to sound too Garfield-like, but a fresh made lasagna on your doorstep is always a godsend (it even improves a Monday). The lasagna was delivered from Fatigati's Fresh Pasta which, at the time, was on East Main Road in Portsmouth, right next to Ferreira's Package S...

Celebrity chef Mary Ann Esposito faced Tuscan Brands founder Joe Faro in a meatball-making competition Saturday during the grand opening of Tuscan Village's  Phase 2.  Esposito's recipe, which triggered a few quizzical stares, included ground pork sausage and veal along with pine nuts, golden raisins, fresh garlic, sautéed onions and Parmesan chees...

Ciao from Rome, my dear friends readers of We the Italians. Spring has come, the contagion is slowing down, the vaccination campaign is accelerating and Italy, at least from this point of view, is actually going in the right direction. We even reopened to American tourists, and about that, We the Italians is preparing a beautiful surprise for all o...

Raising concerns about both the process and potential controversy, Mayor Rick Becksted ruled Monday that a City Council vote on permanently recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day in place of Columbus Day would have to wait three weeks. Passionate high school advocates turned out to support the item, which they first brought to the council’s attention l...

About a month ago, espresso connoisseurs Lory and Max Arietti opened the doors to their new coffee shop, Cafe Italia, which is located in North Conway Village. This is not the first business these two entrepreneurs have owned in the Mount Washington Valley. This power couple moved here from Turin, Italy, several years ago. In 2017, they purchased T...

Family drama! Fame and fortune! Forgotten stories of World War II! This year’s Cinema Ritrovato on Tour in New Hampshire presents a dazzling international lineup of comedies, beautifully restored cinematic masterpieces, and documentaries sourced from Italian archives, including a U.S. premier and one very special engagement. All films are in their...

In our culture we have lost our connection to cooking,” says Teresa Lust, author of "A Blissful Feast, Culinary Adventures in Italy’s Piedmont, Maremma, and Le Marche" ( Pegasus Books 2020; $19.19 Amazon hardcover price). The book was The Readable Feast’s 2020 winner for Best of Food Memoir. Lust, who teaches Italian at Dartmouth University in New...

Durham’s authentic Italian restaurant Ciao Italia Ristorante + Mercato rebranded to Ciao Trattoria and Wine Bar and rolled out its updated menu this week. The challenges of running a restaurant in the climate of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have led owner Doug Clark to rebrand the restaurant and its style to both accommodate the Durham commu...