Amplified by, explained by, grounded in...you could really use so many adjectives. This family's story will feel familiar to many immigrants' children, because the belief in education as a way up and out, to a better life is central to this family's history. So too, is their love of food and their embrace of hard work - both are also central.
Last week I also learned of the passing of Joe Marzilli of the Old Canteen in Providence. I'm glad I got to eat there while Joe was still in residence at the register, taking phone calls, watching over the place. I won't forget the Saltimbocca or Joe.