Fishing has been in the family since 1894. Sea Star Foods salt cod (bacalao) for the Italian Centre Shops, a traditional way to preserve fish. It's been done this way for centuries.
Imagine what it was like for an Italian to live without mortadella or prosciutto. Unthinkable! That's how it was for Canada's first immigrants, until companies sprang up to produce and import the must-have delicacy from back home.
Advice from one working momma to other working parents. Renata Berlingo creates a range of freshly prepared to-go foods sure to satisfy your kids. Healthy & time-saving. Dinner, done.
“We grew up in the business, my sister and I,” says Dani with a laugh. From corks & wine to lucky ceramic roosters, ABC Cork brings Portugal to Canada.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.