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...

As Super Bowl 2021 was about to kick off yesterday with the Kansas City Chiefs facing off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, football fans across the US prepared their favorite foods. The data visualization team at Google Trends put together a map of the most googled game day foods in all 50 states, including two typical Italian dishes. In fact Past...

YOUR TRUSTY restaurant reviewer visited the newly opened eatery on Portsmouth’s Market Square on a chilly late afternoon and was seated (along with the Primary Dining Companion) on the very spot where a friendly Bank of America staffer once helped Our Gourmet wire money. It’s not the first bank to be converted to a restaurant on Market Square. Next...

No need to catch a flight to visit the Italian Alps this year—Salem, New Hampshire has turned into Trentino, Italy’s coldest city, with their Winter Giardino at Tuscan Market Salem. Join Boston Bruins alumni with Joe Faro and the Greater Salem Chamber for a ribbon cutting on Saturday, December 12 at 12:00 p.m. at Tuscan Market. Guest can now enjoy ...

Inside the recently restored 1804 New Hampshire National Bank building in Market Square, one of the original vaults has been transformed into a wine room, abutted by humidity and temperature-controlled dry aging cabinets containing premium cuts of sirloin, long-bone ribeye and pork loin.  The light-washed brick walls now have hand-painted murals in...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is now an official holiday in Manchester, just not on the day that was expected. Following a compromise proposed by Daniel O’Neil (At-Large), Indigenous People’s Day will be recognized in Manchester on the first Monday in October, with the second Monday in October still being solely for Columbus Day. O’Neil got the idea for...