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Family Recipe Friday | Spaghetti alle vongole in bianco (baby clams) – Bill Franchini

Note from Evelyn – Bill’s kids have been asking him for his recipes for ages, and now he’s finally decided to “open the vault” Spaghetti alle vongole in bianco This is the most misunderstoood dish outside of Italy. I have … Continue reading

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Francesca Franchini – Racing Through The 90s

The Franchinis are passionate about racing (especially F1) and for awhile they were into karting too. Francesca was the racer – her father Bill and brother Marco were the pit crew – and I was the chief cook and bottle … Continue reading

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Lazzaro Franchini Passing Through Boston On His Way To Montreal

This might be the Lazzaro Franchini who later married Anna Taberi in Montreal. The register states that he was 23 years old and that he arrived on the s.s. Canopic (White Star Lines) on March 30th, 1908. The Canopic had … Continue reading

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Lazzaro Franchini m. Anna Taberi (aka Talevi) | Franchinis in Canada

Lazzaro Franchini (son of the late Pietro Franchini and Colomba Cherubini) married Anna Taberi (daughter of Francesco Taberi and the late Teresa Trebbi) in the parish of Notre-Dame-de-la-Defense in Montreal on April 29th, 1920. Pietro Franchini’s family was from Fiorenzuola … Continue reading

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Coat of Arms of the San Marino Franchini-Tassinis

  This artwork by G. Franchini is based on information from the Enciclopedia storico nobiliare di V. Spreti and represents the coat of arms of the San Marino Franchini Tassinis. Description in Italian (English will follow soon) albero uscente dalla … Continue reading

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