Silvana’s Shops

24 Feb

A true Italian who knows her cooking, my sister-in-law Silvana reveals her secret shopping techniques.

Bosa Food – 1465 Kootenay Street, Vancouver

  • Italissima Tomato Paste
  • Italissima Risotto
  • Italissima Capers
  • Scardillo Ricotta
  • Bocconcini Cheese
  • Bari Mozzarella
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Cold Cuts: Italian cook ham, Genova salami; extra hot capicollo (has to extra hot – or it’s just salty); porchetta; Parma Prosiutto (has to be the imported one); imported swiss cheese

Donald’s Market

  • Lavazza Perfecto Coffee
  • Lavazza Decaf Coffee
  • Barilla Pasta
  • La Roza Sundried Tomatoes (in jar)

First Ravioli Store – 1900 Commercial Drive

  • fresh lobster ravioli;
  • fresh mini meat or cheese ravioli
  • fresh chicken ravioli

Cioffi’s Meat Market & Deli, 4156 Hastings St, Bby 604291.9373

  • Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
  • Cold Cuts: Italian cook ham, Genova salami; extra hot capicollo (has to extra hot – or it’s just salty; porchetta; Parma Prosiutto (has to be imported); imported swiss cheese
  • Tre Stelle Marscapone cheese
  • Ciro tomato sauce
  • Italian mild sausages (I say best in town)
  • Lamb
  • White Wine Vinegar

Fratelli Bakery-1795 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

  • Pecan Flan
  • Banane buns
  • Cornetti buns

Calabria Bakery – 5036 Victoria Drive, Vancouver

  • Portugese Buns
  • Calabria Pizza (just the dough and has tomato sauce on it – you can then add whatever toppings you want and bake for about 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the bottom is golden brown – YUMMY & FAST)

Rupert Fish Market – 3298 East 22nd Avenue, Vancouver

  • Fresh Crab
  • Fresh Sole
  • Fresh Halibut
  • Fresh Mussels
  • Fresh Clams
  • Fresh Trout

Costco

  • Libby Black Olives
  • Hazelnuts
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