If you haven’t seen the piles of panettone around the shop, you may not know that we recently received a large shipment of holiday treats from Italy. Along with all the breads, cakes, and other sweets came traditional savoiardi. These crisp Italian ladyfingers from Dolceria Donna Elvira in Modica, Sicily are the perfect building block for tiramisu! After a quick jaunt around the shop I had all the ingredients needed for one of my favorite Italian desserts; except, of course the rum.
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Posted in Bakery Supplies, Cakes & Cookies, Christmas, Desserts, Holiday, New Year's, Recipes, tagged coffee, custard, dessert, Donna Elvira Savoiardi, food, holiday, lady fingers, mascarpone, recipe, tiramisu on December 24, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Posted in Breads, Cakes & Cookies, Christmas, Crackers & Snacks, Holiday, Italy, New Year's, Wine, tagged asti spumante, Christmas, New Year's Eve, panettone, Perbellini Panettone, Torelli "Di Michela" Asti Spumante on December 19, 2014 |
Why does food and wine matching seem so difficult, so fraught with opportunity to miss the mark? It’s simple really: we insist on reinventing the wheel, overlooking time-tested pairings that are always spot-on in favor of hit-or-miss improvisations.
Posted in Breads, Cakes & Cookies, Candy & Confections, Cheese, Christmas, Crackers & Snacks, Gifts & Wares, Hanukkah, Holiday, Jams & Preserves, Local, Meats & Charcuterie, Mustards & Sauces, tagged Award Winning Cheese, Bayley Hazen Blue, charcuterie, charcuterie share, cheese knife, cheese share, Coltelleria Saladini, confitures, food, food classes, food gifts, Formaggio Food Community, gift guide, gift ideas, jams, knives, Marcona Almonds, Mezzaluna, mustards, panettone, Pasticceria Perbellini, Piment d'Espelette, preserves, Preserves of the World, Raclette de Verbier, Take Home Wine Class, tarragon mustard, Turrón, Turronería Sirvent, whole grain mustard, World Mustard Sampler on December 9, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Every year we look forward to the holidays and the excuse to share our favorite foods and kitchen accessories with friends and family. If you’re shopping for a food lover, tyrophile (cheese lover), budding chef, or seasoned culinarian this year, check out our list of top gift ideas that will please any palate! And if you’re giving in the greater Boston area, check out our “Locals Only” gift guide for special treats at our Cambridge shop!
It’s easy to love Barcelona. Whenever Ihsan and I visit, we spend 90% of our time wandering from one tapas place to another. A little glass of cava and some sardines here, a fluffy golden tortilla Española there, clams as tiny as a fingernail smothered in garlic and wine, grilled octopus, fried rabbit ribs, platters of jamón. (more…)
Posted in Breads, Cakes & Cookies, Candy & Confections, Christmas, Gift Giving, Gifts & Wares, Holiday, Italy, New Year's, Producer Profile, tagged food, Italian holiday foods, Italy, nougat, panettone, Sorelle Nurzia, sweets, torrone on December 2, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Every year, it is with great anticipation that we order torrone, gianduja and panettone from Sorelle Nurzia, a small confectioner in Italy. These delicious goodies arrive in the shop brightly packaged, beautiful-looking and wonderfully festive – kicking off the holiday season here at the shop! (more…)
Posted in About Us, Cakes & Cookies, Candy & Confections, Cheese, Coffee, Herbs, Spices, Salts & Peppers, Jams & Preserves, Olive Oil & Specialty Oils, Pasta, Staff Events, Tea, Vinegar, tagged Cheese, favorite foods, favorites, food, staff picks, staff survey, top 10 of 2012 on December 1, 2012 | 6 Comments »
At the end of each year, staff members at all three of our shops – in Cambridge, the South End and in New York – fill out a staff survey. We reflect on our year in food, pick our favorites and share memorable moments. Some items are tried-and-true favorites, regularly appearing on the survey. Others are new and exciting products that helped to define and distinguish our year in food. Here are our top ten picks culled from this year’s survey results! (more…)
Posted in Cakes & Cookies, Italy, Producer Profile, tagged Annamaria Tomatis, Biscotti Integrali di Pamparato, biscuits, cookies, cornmeal, food, Italian cookies, Lisbona Tomatis, Paste di Meliga, Paste di Meliga Solo Mais on October 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
We have been importing Lisbona Tomatis cookies from Italy for 15+ years. Many of our customers know them well – a sweet-savory-secret in our bakery section. However, we worry that tucked on the shelves as they are, new customers may be missing out on this delicious taste of Piedmont. As a result, we wanted to share a little about how we came to import these cookies and what makes them special. (more…)
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