Posts Tagged ‘ italian food ’

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…)

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
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…)

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…)

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…)

‘Tis the Season for Italian Christmas Cakes Panettone and Pandoro

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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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…)

A Helpful Guide For Pairing Wine With Italian Pasta Dishes

Friday, 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! (more…)

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

Thursday, 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! (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…)