Showing posts with label Italian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Italian. Show all posts

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Franklin TV: new cooking shows by the Sons and Daughters of Italy

  • Lisa Oxford shares her family recipe for ciambotta is this episode. 

  • Dora Brett shares her family recipe for Italian cookies in this episode


If you have a cooking show (or series of shows) in mind to share your family recipes, contact Franklin TV to work out the arrangements.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Franklin Cultural Council: Annarella's Favorites: Italian Ricotta Cookies & Almond Crunch Biscotti

The next Franklin Cultural Council’s Masterclass is schedule for Monday, Nov 16. Are you registered? It’s FREE! 

Join owner of Annarella's Bakery, Suzanne Gendreau, for a night of Italian baking!
Join us to make Italian Ricotta Cookies and Almond Crunch Biscotti!

PDF copies of the recipes will be emailed to you. Please reach out to us at if there are questions!

**The Almond Crunch Biscotti has almonds that need to be caramelized 1-2 hours minimum before the class starts***
Topic: Annarella's Favorites: Italian Ricotta Cookies & Almond Crunch Biscotti
Time: Nov 16, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register online

Annarella's Favorites: Italian Ricotta Cookies & Almond Crunch Biscotti
Annarella's Favorites: Italian Ricotta Cookies & Almond Crunch Biscotti

Friday, January 25, 2019

Traveling to Italy? Take the course "Conversational Italian for the Traveler"

Conversational Italian for the Traveler

DATES:  6 Wednesdays, February 6 - April 3

TIME:  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

LOCATION:  Franklin High School

COST: $80

Buongiorno! Are you planning a trip to Italy? Through situational vocabulary
framed in a cultural context, you will learn the basics to make a stay in Italy
even more pleasant. Get ready to learn about greeting, sightseeing, ordering
food and shopping – Italian style!

Register online

Traveling to Italy? Take the course "Conversational Italian for the Traveler"
Traveling to Italy? Take the course "Conversational Italian for the Traveler"

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Check out Coffee In Italia

"As the holiday season gears up, check out new(ish) Franklin owned business for gift ideas for those coffee fiends in your life! Like our page and get notified when our Black Friday sales start. 
Or, order now using code "LOCALFREEDELIVER" and pay no shipping if you live in Franklin ... get it delivered straight to your doorstep!"

From the About page:
"Our history with Italian coffee goes back a few years and during that time we've made all the mistakes possible! We received a Moka as a gift and managed to break it after the first use because we paid no attention to the direction not to twist it by the handle. We've learned why the pressure valve is important when making stove-top espresso. We've learned why Italian baristas looked at us knowingly when we order Cappuccino after lunch. We've stared confusingly at an unrequested glass of water provided by the barista in various parts of the country. 
Our Italian travels have deepened our love of espresso, not just the drink itself, but more importantly the culture around it that you find in Italy. Popping into a bar in the early morning, late morning, before and after lunch or whenever you need a boost and some chiacchierata (a chat). The process of going to the register to order and pay the reasonable price, then heading to the counter with the receipt for the barista, standing there to drink it. Perfetto! 
We plan this site to be more than a place to buy espresso and espresso makers at great prices (although if that’s all you want to do, go for it!). Together we will create a community of like minded Italophiles, travelers, former expats, espresso lovers as well as those who either want to reminisce about their magical Italian experiences or prepare for a new adventure. 
We also will be blogging about new coffees, coffee makers, espresso machines and other offerings by the great Italian companies that we love so you can join in the conversation there... "
Let’s talk!
Adrianna and Beppe

screen grab of Coffee In Italia
screen grab of Coffee In Italia

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

"Growing Up in an Italian-American Family" - May 5

Topic: Growing Up in an Italian-American Family
Speaker: Dr. John Christoforo
When: Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Where: Franklin TV Studio, 23 Hutchinson Street, Franklin, MA

Admission: Free and Open to the Public

Program: The presentation by Dr. Christoforo will be followed by an interactive session at which those in attendance may ask questions while enjoying light refreshments: Italian cookies and cannoli’s.

This event is part of ArtWeek, an incredible regionally and statewide celebration of the arts from April 27-May 6! We offer sincere thanks for a grant from the Franklin Cultural Council, which made this event possible, as well as the cosponsorship of FranklinTV, at whose studio the event will take place.

"Growing Up in an Italian-American Family" - May 5
"Growing Up in an Italian-American Family" - May 5

Monday, April 3, 2017

In the News: The Other Talk scheduled; Alpine Place and Ruggles St

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The high school will host later this month a talk that will help parents address the issues of substance and alcohol abuse with their teens. 
The program, titled "The Other Talk," is set to take place on Wednesday, April 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the school's lecture hall. The talk was designed by the treatment center Caron's Student Assistance Program, and sponsored by Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey. 
David Traub, a spokesman for the district attorney's office, said the talk, funded through the drunk driving trust fund, is intended to help parents as their children reach age 1."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

"Two streets near Franklin's downtown - Alpine Place and Ruggles Street - once served as the heart of an Italian-American neighborhood in town. 
Mary Olsson, the chairwoman of the Franklin Historical Commission, said the streets - especially Alpine Place - drew many newcomers to town, creating a vibrant community that is still remembered today." It seems all the old Franklin Italian names first came to Franklin and settled on Alpine Place," she said. 
Jeanne D'Orazio Curry said her family lived on the street, adding that it had once seemed jam-packed. "For such a small, little street, it had a gazillion people," she said, noting that big families were common years ago. "My grandparents had 11 children, and one of them died (very young)".
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sunday Breakfast - May 15 - 8:00 AM to noon

Please join us to Celebrate Spring at the Order Sons of Italy in America, Quattro Eroi Lodge #1414 Breakfast on Sunday, May 15 from 8 AM to 12 Noon at the VFW on Pond Street, Franklin, MA. 

Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, ham, bacon, pancakes, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults. 

Children 10 and under are $3. Tickets will be sold in advance via Lodge members and at the door.

Please visit our website, for information about the Quattro Eroi Lodge.

Franklin Sons of Italy
Franklin Sons of Italy

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ciao Bella now open on Union St

Did you get a mailer from Ciao Bella?

Ciao Bella mailier
Ciao Bella mailier

It is a new Italian Kitchen just opening on Union St, across from the Union St Grille

Ciao Bella store front on Union St
Ciao Bella store front on Union St
You can visit them on the internet at

Thursday, July 17, 2008

"we're more interested in feeding people"

Posted Jul 16, 2008 @ 10:56 PM


As he grabbed a handmade deli sandwich at Anne's Market and reflected on the return of Anne Brunelli's clan, faithful customer Scott Resley had just one question: "Are you guys doing porketta again?"

Yes, Anne's porketta is back - as are the homemade meatballs, manicotti, hand-stuffed cannoli, and other Italian fare Franklin has been missing since she sold her locally famous store in 2003.

"It's excellent - the best porketta ever," pronounced Resley, who has missed Anne's recipes.

"I'm psyched. I'm really happy they're putting (the store) back in the family," said Resley, who estimated he has been a customer for up to 15 years.

Anne's Market will once again reflect the Brunellis' love of food - Italian in particular, said Mark Brunelli, patting his belly.

You can read the full story in the Milford Daily News here