Posts Tagged ‘ italian food ’

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
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…)

‘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…)

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…)

Enjoy National Sandwich Month At Giolitti Deli: Featuring The Milano Sandwich

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
Enjoy National Sandwich Month at Giolitti Deli!

Enjoy National Sandwich Month at Giolitti Deli!

August is National Sandwich Month, and Giolitti Deli has a wide variety of delicious Italian sandwiches on our menu! This week, we are featuring ‘The Milano’ sandwich, which includes prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, green leaf lettuce, tomato, olive oil, and kalamata olives on our crispy Italian baguette. We offer it in a half size for $7.95 or whole for $9.95. Continue reading to learn more about The Milano, and visit Giolitti Deli to try it for yourself! (more…)

2 Italian Recipes Using Zucchini

Thursday, July 25th, 2019
Check out two Italian recipes using zucchini.

Check out two Italian recipes using zucchini.

Zucchini is abundant in gardens this time of year, so it’s a good idea to have a variety of recipes that use the vegetable as the star ingredient! Zucchini is a great addition to many Italian dishes, as the key to Italian cuisine is fresh vegetables and seasonings. Continue reading for two Italian recipes that use zucchini, including a Chocolate Zucchini cake that owner Mary Giolitti makes for Giolitti Deli customers every summer! (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…)