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The Legend of the Pastiera Napoletana

Friday, April 10th, 2020
pastiera Napoletana Naples dessert

The pastiera Napoletana is a traditional dessert from Naples with a very long history.

The Pastiera napoletana is a Neapolitan dessert that has become a staple of many Italian Easter celebrations. But this dessert has a curious history that includes mythological creatures and industrious nuns. This intricate Easter pie is made several days in advance and is a labor of love for any Neopolitan cook. So how did the Pastiera napoletana come to be? Read on for the history of this traditional treat.  (more…)

The Many Dishes of an Italian Easter Dinner

Friday, April 3rd, 2020
italian easter dinner

The bread “colomba” is a part of any Italian Easter dinner.

Traditionally, Easter (or Pasqua in Italian) marks the end of the long, lean period of Lent in which foods such as meat, eggs, butter, and lard were not eaten. And so, Easter became an occasion to enjoy an abundant and indulgent feast. Even today, though Lent is not as strictly observed as it once was, Italians take the opportunity to have fun on Easter and celebrate the end of Lent with an array of delicious foods. During a typical Italian Easter dinner, there will most likely be the following kinds of dishes. If you want to try to enjoy your Easter this year in a new, exciting way, you can start planning your Italian-style Easter dinner today with the following dishes.  (more…)

What Makes Balsamic Vinegar Special

Friday, March 6th, 2020
balsamic vinegar italian food

Learn how to use balsamic vinegar on a variety of dishes.

As international dining has gained popularity, people are becoming increasingly familiar with balsamic vinegar and what it can add to a meal. The rich and slightly sweet flavor of balsamic vinegar easily lends itself to salad dressings, marinades, and sauces while a dash can even add flavor to soups or stews. It can bring out the sweetness of fruits like raspberries, strawberries, and peaches and can add a spark of flavor to the classic Italian dish caprese. If you are curious about how this tasty addition to meals became so well-loved, read on to learn what exactly makes balsamic vinegar so special and how you can add it to your favorite recipes.  (more…)

6 Things Americans Can Learn From the Italian Lifestyle

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
What Americans Can Learn from the Italian Lifestyle

Take these lessons for enjoying friends and food from the Italian lifestyle and apply it to your own!

At Giolitti Deli, we try and bring an Italian appreciation for food, family, and “la vita bella” to every dish and item we sell to our guests. But what exactly is the Italian way? And do you have to wait to visit Giolitti Deli to enjoy it? Well, the answer to that last question is a resounding “no.” If you want to apply the best lessons Italian culture can teach us over here in America, read below to learn how to live the “beautiful life” every day. (more…)

6 Tips for Making Excellent Homemade Italian Food

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
homemade Italian food ingredients

Crafting homemade Italian food is easy if you remember these essential tips.

The Italian dishes at Giolitti Deli are made on-site, with the care and attention to detail that marks the best Italian food from the rest. But how can you replicate that at home? While it’s not exactly possible to replicate the conditions and resources of an Italian restaurant in your home kitchen, there are a few basic things to remember when making your own Italian food. Read on to learn the six essential tips for making excellent homemade Italian food, and soon you will be able to enjoy Giolitti Deli Italian cuisine even when you can’t make it to our dining room.  (more…)

Learn the History of Giolitti Deli’s Italian Minestrone

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
a bowl of minestrone soup

Minestrone soup has been an Italian staple for centuries. Try a bowl at your next visit to Giolitti Deli!

A cozy, warm bowl of soup is exactly what many of us need during these cold days of winter. At Giolitti Deli, our favorite soup is the minestrone, which Italians have been enjoying for centuries. But how did this hearty soup make its way from Italy to your table in Maryland? It’s all due to the popularity of the soup and its versatile recipe. Read on to learn what makes a minestrone, and the best ways to enjoy your next bowl.  (more…)

How to Celebrate an Italian New Year’s Eve

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
italian new year's fireworks

Loud fireworks are a part of any fun Italian New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Italians have a long and colorful history, so it fits that they have many long-established and exciting holiday traditions as well. The Italian New Year’s celebrations are especially fun and inviting, so Giolitti Deli wants to make sure that our guests know of the best Italian ways to celebrate the New Year. Read on for some of the best Italian traditions, and how you can observe them with your loved ones this year.  (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…)

The Slow Food Movement: Its Origins and Goals

Tuesday, 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.  (more…)

Mamma Emma Italian Gnocchi Sold At Giolitti Deli

Thursday, June 27th, 2019
Giolitti Deli has Mamma Emma’s Italian gnocchi!

Giolitti Deli has Mamma Emma’s Italian gnocchi!

Giolitti Deli has a new product on sale from the brand Mamma Emma! The fresh gnocchi is produced in Italy and is so easy to make at home- simply heat in the pan with the sauce and serve. Giolitti Deli carries the gnocchi with beetroot as well as both the regular and mini potato gnocchi. All are 14.1-ounce packages and are priced at $6.99/each. We also carry the traditional Bertagni brand of frozen gnocchi from Italy. Continue reading for more information about Mamma Emma’s gnocchi and a recipe for potato gnocchi with pesto.  (more…)