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Bringing back memories of Bologna: Piadina

Piadina (photo by ©Francesca Bruzzese)

One of the things I love so much about food – beyond the preparing, eating, and sharing of it – is the nostalgic value it often holds. For example, the smell of olive oil heating up in a pan immediately transports me back to my grandfather’s house in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where he was always cooking up something delicious; my sister is reminded of our childhood summers anytime she has a hot fudge sundae; a friend of mine from Mexico taught me how to make avocados stuffed with tuna, tomatoes, and jalapenos, a dish his mom made him when he ...

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Emilia-Romagna Wines Make a Splash in Boston and Providence

From left: Emanuele Tozzi, Katia Di Felice, Barbara D'Agapiti, Filippo Atrioli, Angela Saraniti, Filiberto Mazzanti.

Over the past week, several representatives of Emilia-Romagna’s wine and food sectors visited Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, in an effort to establish partnerships and raise awareness of the Italian region’s quality products. “We are here to promote the wines of our region and lift them from anonymity,” says Filiberto Mazzanti, director of the Consorzio Vini di Romagna. “We also want to create a stronger territorial identity.” Mazzanti took part in a promotional tour focusing on establishing business realtionships between local distributors and wine producers in Emilia-Romagna, a region with a growing number of quality wines that are still somewhat ...

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