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The Legacy and Cultural Significance of Italian Grocers
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The Legacy and Cultural Significance of Italian Grocers

Although it was a long time ago, the memories I have are still vivid – walking as a boy at my father's side on cool summer mornings, before the sun was up, at the Ontario Food Terminal in Toronto, visiting the farmers' stalls one after another, looking for the most succulent black cherries, the juiciest red haven peaches from the Niagara peninsula, the reddest radishes, and the crispest romaine lettuce from the Holland Marsh. The air was charged with the sounds of farmers eager to sell their truckloads of produce,…

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More Precious than Diamonds

More Precious than Diamonds

Despite my frequent trips to Italy, I consciously decided never to learn the language. With blissful ignorance, I always preferred…

Road to the Lemon Grove Pays Homage to the Italian Experience

Road to the Lemon Grove Pays Homage to the Italian Experience

What better way to pay homage to a rich cultural heritage than with a compelling film? Road to the Lemon…

2019 Accenti Contests – Winners Announced

2019 Accenti Contests – Winners Announced

Toronto, May 4, 2019 – The winners of the 2019 Accenti Writing and Photo contests were announced at the Accenti…

Autumn Bounty

Autumn Bounty

I was born in central Italy, in a beautiful green valley. In the summer, the fields were irrigated from the…

Twinset

Twinset

Mum would take us out for a roll in the double pram, dressed identically in well-sucked pink jumpsuits, resembling newborn…

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