Our Purpose


Our grandparents and great-grandparents arrived in North America with little more than the clothes they wore, the family heirlooms they carried, and the recipes they remembered.


Our publisher's nonna, who inspired our first issue

They brought their dreams. Their traditions. And their cultures. They handed these treasures down to us with careful instructions: Be proud of your roots. Do things properly. And eat right.

For us, eating well means caring:

  • about where ingredients come from;
  • about how they’re grown and prepared;
  • about foods that are delicious, sustainable, and nourishing;
  • for our histories, traditions, and new discoveries; and most importantly
  • about whether everyone has enough.

It’s up to us to share the abundance. That’s why we started the Healthy Food Bank foundation charity. And it’s why we started Spezzatino, which supports the HFB: to bring you a feast for the eyes, the mind, and the soul.