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Fun Facts About Our Favorite Christmas Treat, Panettone

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
giolitti deli panettone

December is the time for panettone! Learn some fun facts about this classic Christmas treat.

December is the best time of year to enjoy the Italian Christmas treat panettone. This delicious mix between a loaf of bread and fruit cake is available now at Giolitti Deli for your family to enjoy this holiday season. Panettone is a large, dome-shaped bread with a light and airy texture and rich buttery taste. Traditionally, it is filled with candied fruits and raisins, but you can often find brands selling panettone with chocolate chips for an extra sweet taste. Like all traditional Italian foods, panettone has a fun and interesting history. Read on to learn a little more about your new favorite December treat.  (more…)

Fall is the Season for Charcuterie Trays from Giolitti Deli

Friday, October 16th, 2020
charcuterie trays giolitti deli

Learn what Italian meats and cheeses you can find at Giolitti Deli and add to your charcuterie trays.

At Giolitti Deli, we love designing an attractive and delicious charcuterie tray. Besides the flavors of Italian meats and cheeses that come with charcuterie, the best part about these treats is that you can arrange them however you like. At Giolitti Deli, we have numerous meats and cheeses for sale that provide you with an array of flavors to select from when creating your ideal tray. As temperatures drop and family gatherings move inside, a charcuterie tray becomes a cozy and budget-friendly way to treat your guests. Wondering where to start? Read on for a sampling of some of the meats and cheeses available at Giolitti Deli.  (more…)

What is the Difference Between Gelato and Sorbetto?

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
gelato in Italian square

Do you love to enjoy gelato and sorbetto in the summer? Learn what makes them unique desserts.

Two classic Italian desserts that brighten your summer day are gelato and sorbetto. But how are they different? While both are sweet, flavorful, cold, and refreshing, they have a few significant differences. Read on to find out which delicious treat sounds better for your next dessert.  (more…)

How Olive Oil Can Improve Your Health

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
health benefits of olive oil

Learn how classic olive oil can benefit your health.

Olive oil, in particular extra-virgin olive oil, is a versatile ingredient in Italian dining. At Giolitti Deli, we use olive oil on a wide range of menu items including appetizers, salads, pasta, and chicken to give them that extra boost of flavor. If you’re a fan of Italian food, you’re likely a fan of olive oil. But did you know that olive oil can improve your health? Olive oil not only tastes delicious and can be added to nearly any dish, but it has several health benefits that you can benefit from throughout your entire life.  (more…)

7 Health Benefits of Authentic Italian Food

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
health benefits of authentic italian food

Authentic Italian food is not only delicious but also offers an abundance of health benefits!

Eating a balanced diet is an essential part of proper nutrition, improved overall health, and a lowered risk of chronic disease. Italian food is fortunately quite healthy when enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. Because Italian food is a cornerstone of a Mediterranean diet of fresh vegetables, olive oil, and grains, it naturally contains a lot of health benefits. If you want to know the benefits of eating delicious, authentic Italian food at Giolitti Deli, read on for an introduction to the most important health benefits of our favorite meals.  (more…)

Get to Know the Cannoli, Italy’s Iconic Dessert

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
try a cannoli at giolitti deli

The Cannoli, Italy’s iconic dessert, can be made in sizes ranging from finger-sized to fist-sized!

While Italian food is known for being rich in carbs and pasta, hot bread and soup, and fresh veggies and cheeses, Italians know just as well how to serve a dessert. At Giolitti Deli, we make sure to stock our favorite Italian staples, which means we always include a cannoli on our dessert menu. If you don’t have a familiarity with Italian culture, you may not really understand what a cannoli is. Sure, it’s sweet, rich, and easy to eat on-the-go. But where did it come from, and why do its fantastic flavors taste so great together? If you would like to know a little more about your favorite Italian treat, read on for a brief history of the cannoli. We’ll see you at your next visit to Giolitti Deli in Annapolis, Maryland – with a fresh cannoli ready for you!  (more…)

‘Tis the Season for Italian Christmas Cakes Panettone and Pandoro

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
italian christmas cake panettone

Italian Christmas cakes such as panettone are buttery cakes filled with candied fruit and raisins.

The two most popular Italian Christmas cakes are panettone and pandoro. These sweet cakes have some similarities, so they are often grouped together, but they have some essential differences. Read our guide below to learn which of the Italian Christmas cakes might be your favorite, and how to serve them to your family and friends this December.  (more…)

8 Ways To Use Pepperoni from Giolitti Deli

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
Pepperoni pizza bagels

Pepperoni pizza pagels are an easy and delicious appetizer for your next party.

Pepperoni is one of our favorite versatile meats. Because it’s a favorite, Giolitti Deli wanted to ensure that we carried the best pepperoni available. We carry Citterio and Margherita brands and just recently added Olli brand pepperoni, which is gluten-free, raised without antibiotics, slow-cured, sustainably farmed, and consists of 100% vegetarian-fed pork. Our pepperoni selections are available to buy in our deli section and are great for hosting and adding to game-day pizzas or cheese trays. Besides the convenience of pepperoni slices, they’re just plain delicious. Read on for more suggestions for how you can incorporate tasty Italian pepperoni slices into some classic dishes.  (more…)

Mortadella and Prosciutto: A Guide to Giolitti Deli’s Imported Italian Meats

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
A mortadella with pistachio sandwich.

Mortadella with pistachio is classic Italian meat available to purchase from Giolitti Deli.

Italian food has a lot of delicious imported meats to offer, including the popular mortadella and prosciutto. Giolitti Deli carries both of these Italian meats in our shop, and serve them on our menu. But do you know what makes a slice of mortadella or prosciutto so appetizing? Read on to learn the differences and unique traits of these meats, and how to sample them during your next visit to Giolitti Deli.  (more…)

Porcini Mushrooms: The Facts and the Flavors

Tuesday, 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.  (more…)