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The Boston Globe

Food & dining

An Italian market worth the drive

SALEM, N.H. — If you think nothing of traveling an hour for really good bread, then a ride up Interstate 93 into New Hampshire is in order. At Tuscan Market, not only are the loaves large, flavorful, and crusty, but you’ll find plenty of Italian cheeses, meats, freshly made pastas, prepared foods, and gelato. With this delectable selection of food — some of it made right in front of you — the miles quickly become insignificant.

Tuscan Market, which opened in November, sits kitty-corner to the two-year-old restaurant Tuscan Kitchen, both owned by Joseph Faro. The entrepreneur’s vision is to “bring our brand of scratch Italian to this area.” Faro, whose family has been in the food and bakery business for generations, is the founder and former owner of Joseph’s Gourmet Pasta & Sauces, which he sold to Nestle Prepared Foods in 2006.

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