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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…)

Featured Recipe Of The Week: Pastiera Napoletana

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
Check out the featured recipe of the week: Pastiera Napoletana! Photo via:

Check out the featured recipe of the week: Pastiera Napoletana! Photo via:

As we are getting in the Easter spirit for the upcoming holiday, the featured recipe of the week is Pastiera Napoletana. We sell the Grano Cotto (cooked wheatberries) needed for this recipe at the deli. Continue reading to follow the recipe for this delicious Neopolitian wheatberry and ricotta Easter cake! (more…)