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            The Lapiana family has scoured the Italian countryside for the best regional family delicacies since 1974 and has made them available to American home cooks for 10 years.

            Growing up in Trento, Italy, Elena Lapiana, Francesca Lapiana-Krause and their brother, Emanuele, share memories of sitting at the family table and enjoying meals with traditional foods from their Trentino-Alto Adige region.  They also enjoyed foods from other regions discovered by their father, Giancarlo, as he traveled Italy for his food distribution business.

            Today, all three children are in the family business.  Elena, Italian Foods’ general manager, is in Italy discovering new and exciting gourmet pleasures to share with customers, and Francesca, working from Italian Foods’ American headquarters in Raleigh, N.C., is sales director.  Kirk Newcross is Italian Foods’ operations manager and handles customer service.

            Italian Foods’ delicious artisanal products are available through Whole Foods, Dean & Deluca, The Fresh Market, Central Market, Hiller’s Market and hundreds of specialty stores nationwide. They also may be purchased through this website.

            Wherever you find Italian Foods’ products, you can be sure they will bring a taste of authentic Italian flavor to your American table.