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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!
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…)
Every year, we eagerly anticipate the arrival of panettone from Pasticceria Perbellini. And, every year, we order as much as we can, filling the shop to the brim! Piled high on our shelves, chock-a-block with torrone and candied fruits, staff members are thrilled to see these delicious Italian breads again. Panettone is fantastic with a steaming cup of hot coffee or a freshly pulled shot of espresso. Gemma, expert wine buyer in our Cambridge shop, recommends panettone with a glass of Vin Santo or the classic pairing of Moscato d’Asti.
What is Panettone?
Panettone is a traditional Milanese holiday bread. Traditional (and we think the best) panettone are yeasted breads that are allowed to ferment for a lengthy period of time. (more…)
For those with even a remote connection to Italian heritage, panettone and pandolce are essential components of the Christmas holiday. Enjoy either of these traditional breads at the end of the meal paired with a glass of sweet wine such as Recioto di Soave or Moscato d’Asti. (more…)
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