The Deli Dish

June 28, 2022

Gelato For Breakfast: A Sicilian Tradition

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Introducing Gelato for Breakfast I kid you not—one of the things I verified on my trip to Sicily one summer was that they really do eat gelato first thing in the morning. Gelato for breakfast is a regular item on the island. It’s offered in most every café; young kids, teenagers, […]

May 14, 2021

Anchovy Stuffed Peppers

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews “Red Truffles” from Northern Italy–Powerfully good Piemontese cherry peppers stuffed with anchovies and capers These amazing anchovy stuffed peppers are, without hesitation, truly one of the most terrific things I’ve ever eaten. Food writer Faith Willinger refers to these as “red truffles,” which I think is an appropriate description—they’re almost […]

May 14, 2021

Paesano Bread from the Bakehouse

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A bread from Zingerman’s Bakehouse that is great for everything! If I could only pick one Bakehouse bread to offer solace in a time of struggle, this would be my top choice. Over the last 28 years I’ve taken Paesano bread to probably a dozen different countries and a host of […]

May 11, 2021

In Memoriam: The Magical Honeys of Mieli Thun

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The tragic loss of a culinary legend and a call to continue his tradition The Italian culinary journal Gambero Rosso wrote: “Andrea Paternoster, the innovative beekeeper who revolutionized the honey sector in Italy with his Mieli Thun honeys, died today, April 18, 2021.” Andrea was killed, tragically, at the age of […]

December 11, 2020

First bottles of Olio Nuovo at the Deli

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Olio Nuovo or New Harvest Olive Oils–Just in time for Hanukkah I didn’t know it when I was a kid (my grandmother fried her latkes in Wesson), but new harvest olive oil (or Olio Nuovo as they would say in Italy) is really the closest to what Chanukah would have […]

December 5, 2020

Quinta Luna Olive Oil

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Excellent Umbrian Elixir in a Bottle Terrific new olive oil from one of the least known provinces of Italy Although most American tourists pass it by en route to more famous destinations, there’s a beauty to Umbria that makes it particularly special to stop at. I fell in love with […]

May 15, 2019

Prosciutto di Parma – The Best You’ll Try!

Prosciutto di Parma is probably one of THE most famous foods on a very long list of famously flavorful Italian ingredients. But ironically, as wonderful as it is, very few folks outside its home region will have ever tasted it at its full flavored and exceptionally fantastic best.

January 9, 2019

Balsamic Vinegar by La Vecchia Dispensa

Vecchia Dispensa ages balsamic vinegar good wooden barrels for years, and you can taste the complexity and balance they give!