Posts Tagged ‘ italian food ’

The Components of Authentic Italian Pizza

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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Learn what makes authentic Italian pizza so good.

Authentic Italian pizza is known for its delicious flavors. But what else makes an Italian pizza authentic? The answer lies in the pizza’s five different levels: the base, sauce, cheese, toppings, and the chef! Read on to learn how you can spot authentic Italian pizza. (more…)

How to Select the Best Pasta Type for Your Favorite Sauces

Thursday, August 6th, 2020
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Learn which pasta type can go best with your favorite sauces!

If you are like us at Giolitti Deli, you love all kinds of pasta!  Sometimes it can be challenging deciding what sauce to pair with which type of noodle. First, decide what kind of sauce you will be using. While any pasta and sauce combination is acceptable, there are ways in which specific noodles can enhance the flavor of your sauce. (more…)

3 Reasons Mozzarella is a Super-Cheese

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Learn why mozzarella is not only delicious but good for you too!

If you are a fan of Italian food, chances are you are also a fan of mozzarella cheese. This delicious, fresh cheese is especially popular as a Caprese salad component and a crucial pizza topping. But did you know mozzarella also offers health benefits? Read on to learn how your next bite of mozzarella is more than a tasty snack.  (more…)

3 Reasons to Order Dinner from Giolitti Deli

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
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Choosing to order dinner from Giolitti Deli has a lot of great benefits!

While we are all staying at home to keep each other safe, there are small comforts to be found in supporting local businesses. Giolitti Deli is as committed to nourishing our Annapolis community as we ever were, and we are working hard every day to offer our customers curbside pickup of our delicious Italian food and groceries. If you aren’t yet convinced of the benefits of ordering out from Giolitti Deli, read on for the three best ways Giolitti Deli can make life a little bit nicer during this difficult time.  (more…)

The Legend of the Pastiera Napoletana

Friday, April 10th, 2020
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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…)

How Olive Oil Can Improve Your Health

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
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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…)

What Makes Balsamic Vinegar Special

Friday, March 6th, 2020
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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…)

7 Health Benefits of Authentic Italian Food

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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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
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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…)

6 Tips for Making Excellent Homemade Italian Food

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
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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…)