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Grandfather's Italian Pepper Seeds Take Root in America

Grilled, roasted, fried or stuffed, minced in salads, pulverized into sauces, it was the taste of a place he had never imagined leaving.
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) When my grandfather immigrated to the United States in 1912, he carried only a few lira, but his pockets were stuffed with seeds for the vegetables that generations of his family had cultivated on their farm in central Italy's Abruzzo region. Italian…

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