Savino Aquilino Luigi Carrano was born in Villaggio Carrano a small village in the Piemonte region of Italy, on August 15, 1890. He learned to make the traditional sausage of the Piemonte the region from his family. Like many young men from Italy, Savino followed people from his region and immigrated to the United States. In 1906 he came to Michigan to work and send money to support la familia “back home.” When he immigrated to the United States he left his family behind as well as well as the proper spelling of the family name. After working a variety of jobs and being out of work after the Great Depression hit, he and a paesano put their money together in 1935 and opened the first Piemonte Market on Fenkel Avenue in Detroit.