Archive for the ‘ Food ’ Category

‘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…)

The Importance of Organic Farming

Wednesday, 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. (more…)

5 Facts About The Favorite Italian Ingredient: Garlic

Thursday, 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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Giolitti Deli’s Featured Cheese Of The Week: Gorgonzola Cheese

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
 Learn about Gorgonzola cheese from Giolitti Deli!

Learn about Gorgonzola cheese from Giolitti Deli!

At Giolitti Deli, we sell both imported dolce gorgonzola as well as bufala gorgonzola. The cheese is perfect to put on a steak just off the grill, to spread on a piece of grilled bread, or to melt with some heavy cream and toss with your favorite pasta or gnocchi! Continue reading to learn more about delicious Gorgonzola cheese.  (more…)

Capers Vs. Caperberries

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Learn about the differences between capers and caperberries.

Learn about the differences between capers and caperberries.

Capers and caperberries both come from the same Mediterranean plant called Capparis spinosa, or caper bush, but they have many differences. While capers are pickled and often used as a seasoning on food, caperberries are typically served with cocktails. At Giolitti Deli, we carry Cento Capers in sea salt (2oz jars for $2.99,) Cento Capers in brine (2oz jars for $2.99,) and Bel Aria caperberries (15.75oz jars for $6.99.) Continue reading to learn more about capers and caperberries, and a few recipes that use each ingredient! (more…)

Giolitti Deli Featured Cheese Of The Week: Beemster Cheese

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Learn about our featured cheese of the week: Beemster cheese!

Learn about our featured cheese of the week: Beemster cheese!

This week’s featured cheese from Giolitti Deli is Beemster cheese! It is a North Holland Dutch Gouda that is crafted exclusively in a single region in Holland, the Beemster Polder. This type of cheese is another great charcuterie addition, and we are offering it in our store for $16.99/lb. Continue reading to learn more about Beemster cheese and what food and drinks to pair it with! (more…)

A Short History Of Spaghetti and Meatballs

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
Learn about the history of spaghetti and meatballs!

Learn about the history of spaghetti and meatballs!

Spaghetti and meatballs is a classic dish found all over the world and is considered a staple dinner menu item. While we believe that most pasta dishes are considered to be Italian, you likely won’t find the dish anywhere in Italy. Continue reading for a short history on spaghetti and meatballs, and find a special recipe from owner Mary Giolitti on how to make her favorite meatballs at home! (more…)