North End shopping with the Pallotta sisters
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Taking a shine to Christine, founder Erminio Martignetti, 89, (left) asks several times if she is married. She keeps him at bay with a chuckle and a flash of her sharp green eyes. This specialty shop is no secret to Boston chefs. The anchovy oil is a favorite of Lydia Shire, says Alison Arnett, the stores culinary consultant. The owner of Scampo and Towne Stove and Spirits also picks up pappardelle and gluten-free pasta from this overflowing spot.