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In 1904, Antonio Mancini left his home in Italy and moved to America. He carried with him an entrepreneurial spirit and veneration for the traditions of his homeland, qualities that would lead him to found his own Italian grocery store in 1922. From his store Antonio supplied his New England neighbors with traditional products of the homeland — fresh olives, hand-formed macaroni, and his personal favorite, sweet roasted peppers. Today, the Mancini Packing Company is proud to continue Antonio's love affair with Italian cuisine, and pass his recipes down to a new generation.
In the late 19th century, Italian families began to arrive in the United States by the hundreds of thousands. They brought with them memories and recipes from home, adding to an already rich culinary marketplace. Today, many of these early pioneers have passed their love for Italian cuisine on to a new generation. While times have changed, the recipe remains the same: traditional Italian favorites made the old fashioned way, with locally sourced ingredients hand-picked for flavor.