Tuscan Brands began in 2010 with Tuscan Kitchen in Salem, New Hampshire.  Their brand continues to grow with the addition of locations in Burlington, Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Joe Faro owner of the Tuscan brands believes strongly in giving back to the community.  He serves a large family-style meal to vet...

Ahead of the Monday vote on whether to change a city ordinance to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Concord City Council has been hearing from members of the public, including some Italian-Americans. Monday’s public hearing will be the first meeting where Concord residents can weigh in on the name change, which Ward 10 Councilor Zandr...

A proposal by a Concord city councilor to change the name of the Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous People's Day without a public hearing was nixed on Monday but the full body and the public will debate the issue in November. Ward 10 Concord City Councilor Zandra Rice Hawkins, at the end of business at Monday's meeting, made a motion to change the...

You likely have heard of Concorso Italiano, perhaps even attended the big annual celebration of all things Italian — especially cars and food — held on the Monterey Peninsula in mid-August. But did you know about the other Concorso Italiano, the one on the East Coast? In Salem, New Hampshire, Tuscan Village Salem hosts its own Concorso Italiano, an...

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...