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After 40 Years, Roma’s Bakery in Woburn Still Going Strong


More than 4,000 miles separate Woburn from the Italian town of Gaeta. But there seems to be no distance between the baking customs of Gaetano Cafaro’s birthplace and the Boston suburb he has called home for over 40 years. Just before Easter, when we went to visit Roma’s Bakery on 312 Main Street, the shop was full of the season’s typical Italian specialties. Many of them, like struffoli and casatielli, are characteristic of the Naples area just a few miles south of Gaeta. Other seasonal specialties included pastiera, pizza ghena, pizza rustica and Easter bread. This year marks the 40th ...

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A & L Bakery: Keeping the “Italian” in East Boston’s Bread


A&L Italian Bakery in East Boston has been running since 1978, when Amedeo and Rita Gnerri bought the building on 330 Sumner Street. Now their son Tony runs the bakery, maintaining the family tradition.

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Sharing, Baking and Family: Ingredients to Bova’s Long Lasting Bread Business


Bova’s & Sons celebrates 80 years of bread baking in the North End by splitting ownership three ways.

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A Slice of North End History at Parziale’s Bakery


Parziale Bakery has been in the North End for 105 years, continuing the strong family tradition of bread making.

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North End’s New Bakery – Frank DePasquale Opens Bricco Panetteria


We spoke with Bricco Panetteria owner Frank DePasquale on his latest business endeavor, joining a long-standing tradition of baking bread in the North End.

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Bell’Italia – Part 1


I recently took a trip to Italy and toured Campania, a region that I have never been to. In a few series I will write about my experience in Italy and will start with one of my favorites, a tour of a winery in Taurasi, Avellino called “Cantine Antonio Caggiano”, lunch at Villa Assunta and a rustic bakery. On a crisp September afternoon a group of us from Boston and locals from Mirabella Eclano had lunch at Villa Assunta, courtesy of Mayor Vincenzo Sirignano. This particular celebration was a prelude to a much more anticipated event, my sister in law ...

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