Porcini Mushrooms: The Facts and the Flavors

October 15th, 2019
A porcini mushroom in a forest

Learn what makes the porcini mushroom so popular in Italian cuisine.

The porcini mushroom is an incredibly popular gourmet mushroom, especially in Italian cuisine. The porcini mushroom has a robust nutty flavor, which mixes well with many dishes. The mushroom is popular with us here at Giolitti Deli. Read on to learn why these mushrooms are so well-liked among Italian cuisine-lovers and how you can enjoy them at Giolitti Deli.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Slow Food Movement: Its Origins and Goals

October 8th, 2019
Two women eat Italian food and drink wine at a busy restaurant.

Relish the slow food pleasures of flavor and company during your next visit to Giolitti Deli.

The Slow Food Movement, originating in Italy, calls for a celebration of food that is locally grown, made to nourish the body, and which is appreciated when eaten. The Slow Food movement began in the 1980s as a protest and has become an international phenomenon for food lovers everywhere. Read on to discover the surprising origins and central tenants of the Slow Food Movement.  Read the rest of this entry »

Giolitti Deli Featured Cheese of the Week: English Stilton

October 1st, 2019
A wedge of Stilton Blue Cheese

Learn about Giolitti’s Deli featured cheese of the week- Stilton Blue Cheese!

This week we at Giolitti Deli would like to introduce you to our new favorite cheese, the English Stilton. We may be an Italian restaurant, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love our neighbor’s cheeses! Read on to discover the history of this semi-soft blue cheese and the varieties of flavors you can find at Giolitti Deli Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate National Coffee Day At Giolitti Deli

September 26th, 2019
Celebrate National Coffee Day with Lavazza coffee from Giolitti Deli!

Celebrate National Coffee Day with Lavazza coffee from Giolitti Deli!

Italians take their coffee very seriously, and we only use the best at Giolitti Deli! Come in to try our espresso, cappuccinos, or lattes made with Lavazza coffee, or buy the whole beans or ground coffee to make at home! Continue reading to learn more about National Coffee Day, celebrated this Sunday on September 29, and Italian coffee culture. Read the rest of this entry »

A Helpful Guide For Pairing Wine With Italian Pasta Dishes

September 20th, 2019
Check out our helpful guide for pairing wine with Italian pasta dishes.

Check out our helpful guide for pairing wine with Italian pasta dishes.

Italian food is often served with a glass of wine, as it is one of the most popular food and drink combinations in the world! However, certain pasta dishes pair better with reds or whites, depending on the sauce. Continue reading for a helpful guide on pairing wine with five popular pasta dishes! Read the rest of this entry »

Why Italian Food Is Healthy & Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe

September 12th, 2019
Learn why Italian food is so healthy and check out a fresh tomato sauce recipe!

Learn why Italian food is so healthy and check out a fresh tomato sauce recipe!

While you may associate Italian food with bread, pasta, and cheese, Italian cuisine is actually very healthy! In fact, many studies conducted on Mediterranean diets found many health benefits, ranging from reducing the risk of cancer to life longevity. Continue reading to learn why Italian food is considered so healthy! Read the rest of this entry »

The Most Popular Pasta Shapes and How to Pair Them with Sauces

September 5th, 2019
Learn about the most popular pasta shapes and how to pair them with sauces.

Learn about the most popular pasta shapes and how to pair them with sauces.

There are so many pasta shapes in the world (over 100!), and most of them were created in Italy. While it’s possible to make a variety of dishes and combinations, most pasta shapes are always paired with particular sauces. The shape of the pasta is an important consideration; for example, linguine has extra surface area that pairs well with butter-based sauce and seafood, while farfalle has pockets that hold heavier sauces very well. Continue reading to learn more about the most popular pasta shapes and how to pair them with sauces! Read the rest of this entry »

The Importance of Organic Farming

August 28th, 2019
Learn about the importance of organic farming!

Learn about the importance of organic farming!

Organic produce has been growing in popularity in recent years, as it is a more sustainable approach in food production. Unstainable farm practices that are geared only towards higher yields put more pressure on global issues, including climate change, soil erosion, and pollution of soil and water. In short, organic farming is important now more than ever! Continue reading to learn more about the importance of organic farming. Read the rest of this entry »

Cater Your Next Event With Giolitti Deli!

August 23rd, 2019
Cater your next event with Giolitti Deli!

Cater your next event with Giolitti Deli!

Giolitti Deli is known for our Italian market and delicious lunch and dinner options, but did you know that we also offer catering services? The Firenze Menu includes extensive catering options for your next event, including starters, salads, pasta, buffet packages, sandwich trays, entrees, desserts, and more for groups of all sizes! Continue reading to learn more about our catering menu and our delivery and set-up services. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Facts About The Favorite Italian Ingredient: Garlic

August 15th, 2019
Garlic

Garlic: you know it, you love it, and it’s an essential element in Italian cooking. Brush up on some facts about garlic with us here at Giolitti Deli!

Garlic is a key ingredient in delicious recipes associated with countless cuisines, but none quite so much as Italian foods. The unique flavor adds an interesting zing to many traditional and contemporary Italian favorites. Read on for five fascinating facts about garlic that you can use to impress your dinner guests the next time you have pasta.

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