When first generation Italian John Camuglia bought the original Tully's meat market in the city's Highland district he took the first step from humble beginnings toward creating an iconic Albuquerque institution. That was in 1970. Today, under the careful, hands-on management of son, Johnny Camuglia, Tully's continues to grow and thrive by bringing...

Italian immigrants entered the Great Plains first as missionaries (Fra Marco da Nizza, 1495-1558 and Eusebio Francisco Kino, 1645-1711 were two) and later as adventurers ( Count Leonetto Cipriani, 1816-1888 and Italian American Charles Siringo, 1855-1928, for example). Since Italy was not a unified country until the Risorgimento (1860-70), early tr...

by Andrea Lin   Restaurant locations that have gone through many format and ownership changes seem to bear the weight of their prior occupants' mistakes. The Saucy Italian Bistro in the Northeast Heights sits on a spot that's seen such concepts as Southwestern, steak and Mexican come and go and should be applauded for trying to start fresh....

WTI Magazine #2    2013 Oct,25 Author : Davide Arminio      Translation by: ---   Nowadays the valley of Vermejo River, north-east New Mexico, is silent and wild. But a hundred years ago that place was known as Dawson, one of the biggest coal mines in the US, and a community of about 9,000 people lived there. On Oc...

An all-volunteer, nonprofit organization is striving to earn $30,000 to donate to the UNM Children's Hospital this year.   The New Mexico Italian Film and Culture Festival begins Thursday, Feb. 5, in Santa Fe and Sunday, Feb. 8, in Albuquerque.   Read more   Source: http://krqe.com/  

No matter what the occasion, we always talk about Italian food...which seems to always end up in heated discussions about who makes the BEST lasagna!!!Basta! Now you can put your recipe where your mouth is and get bragging rights while doing a good deed for New Mexico's children. Our State is again #1 in the nation for child hunger and we thought a...

I lack practice. It's the go-to phrase we all use to explain why la bella lingua we've worked so hard to master doesn't just roll off the tongue at will. Even a native speaker recently lamented to me that "mi manca la pratica." "When you're constantly immersed in the English language, you have trouble making the transition back to Italian and you o...

Consul General Perrone is going to pay his first official visit to New Mexico on April 14-16, during which he will be received by the Governor of the State, Susana Martinez.   The Consul General will meet with Italian individuals and associations in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos in order to reinforce the Italian presence in the State and to...

by Russell Contreras   An Italian-born nun who confronted Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools faced her first test for the long road to sainthood on Tuesday.   Supporters and researchers presented their case before the Archdiocese of Santa Fe at a ceremonial "first inquiry" in Al...

Italian Americans and New Mexico have had a symbiotic relationship since the turn of the 20th century.   Though the relationship is stronger than ever, one aspect that always went under the radar was Italian films.   Read more   Source: http://www.abqjournal.com/