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Monday, August 7, 2017

Honouring seasonal blueberries, basil & balsamic into a fragrant purple-power sauce for Alberta pork & barley. Packed with colourful veggies this hearty meal delights the senses & delivers sensational flavour as well as seriously healthy nutrition.

All you need to know about olive oil. Where it comes from, how its processed and which one to use for different dishes.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Celebrate seasonal sweet & juicy cherries partnered with light pancakes & an Italian twist–a velvet mascarpone topping. Perfect for breakfast, brunch and any sunny day on the patio.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

He was an artisanal butcher. She, a high -flying businesswoman. Together, the Messingers transplanted their whole family from Germany to bring Albertans Italian grass-fed beef, from farm to table.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Rosie Pafiolis kept her promise to her Greek husband on his death bed to never let their kids forget their roots. On a trip back to Greece she discovered she'd inherited his olive grove estate. Now she's importing extra virgin olive oil to Canada.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The story of settlement through food. Celebrate 150 years of Canadian diversity with this collection of recipes that honours the culinary traditions of the people who built this country.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

A fusion of flavours from the backyard BBQ, marinated pork, herbs, balsamic make this a moist and tender taste bud tantaliser, sure to be a hit at your next party.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Happy Birthday Canada! Here's a special brunch full of Canadian favourites, a full meal of red & white-themed goodness - maple bacon, strawberries, raspberry & feta salad, Alberta potato & eggs. You can sing the anthem if you like.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Easy to prep this smoked fish, wild rice bowl is versatile, packed full of your favourite veggies and exceptionally nutritious. Great when it's too hot to cook.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Everything you need to know about Balsamic. How it's made, how to recognise the real thing and what food to use it with.

Rani sacrificed a university education to come to Canada from India. Today she & her husband grow fruits & peppers for the Italian Centre Shop in their market garden in B.C

He escaped a war and found peace in fulfilling a childhood dream. To become a master cheesemaker. Edmonton's champion of fresh curds tells his story.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Birthday King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. Willem became King on April 30th April 2013, the first male monarch of the Netherlands since the death of his great-great-grandfather King William III in 1890.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Fourth in our Chef's Inspiration Series Dinners, Sabor's Chef LIno Oliviera rocks it on Global TV with his Portuguese Treasures.

Monday, April 3, 2017

All you need to know to build your own antipasto platter. The perfect start to any Italian meal. Now trendy also as a full blown social event. Meat, cheese & all the accompaniments.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Italy on Edmonton’s doorstep. Spud.ca now delivering Italian Centre Shop groceries. Busy moms and foodies celebrate!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

A welcome favourite alternative to lasagne for Easter Sunday lunch. Gnocchi made from Semolina. Did you know Italy didn't have potatoes until the 15th Century?

Saturday, March 18, 2017

An Italian favourite for Easter Monday picnics, this crumbly pastry, egg salad tart & seasonal asparagus is great for sharing outdoors.

Jan Schalkwijk's comes from a lineage of Dutch cheesemakers. When it was tough to make a go of it back home, moving to Alberta brought great rewards as well as awards for Gouda made the old way.

Kid's Easter Colouring Contest. Download, colour in & you could win a giant chocolate egg.

Behind some of the Italian Centre Shop's favourite ingredients are three family-owned Italian-Canadian businesses. Each has its own personality, its own specialties and its own beloved brands.

The Chaves family came to Canada because of Mom's medical job at the University of Alberta. Now they're making empanadas and alfajores, the old Argentine way.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The second in our Chef's Inspiration Series Dinners, Chef Sonny Sung on Global TV showcases Amarone Poached Pear, the dessert course of his dinner (Sold Out) on March 7th at Spinelli Bar Italia, Southside

Monday, January 23, 2017

Kicking off our Chef's Inspiration Series, Chef Sean showcases his Chocolate Pot de Creme and two other recipes for his February 7th Dinner at Spinelli Bar Italia.

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