Explore the Italian enclaves in different parts of the six states and the evolution of Italian heritage cuisine. What part of Italy did the immigrants come from? How did they adapt recipes and use new ingredients? How did those recipes evolve over the years? Included are profiles of the people, places, and communities that made the largest impact and interviews with descendants including: local chefs, famous pizzeria owners, Italian butchers, home cooks, celebrities, and specialty shops purveyors. Alongside these stories is a mix of historical and modern photos as well as more than 50 classic recipes passed down through generations and some from establishments that still thrive today. Part historical record, part travelogue, part cookbook, Great Italian American Food in New England is fascinating glimpse into this rich New England heritage.