Grana Padano, which costs a third of the price and still tastes like joy itself. Grana Padano looks a lot like Parm. It’s dry and crumbly with a fruity smell and golden color. What’s the difference? True Italian Parmigiano Reggiano is highly regulated and can only be made from the milk of cows grazing in certain provinces during the months of April through November.
Wild caught rock lobster tails, also known as spiny lobster, have just arrived at our seafood department at our Rittenhouse location. This crustacean, which is not seen as a true lobster due to its lack of large front claws, is still practically the same in flavor and texture, albeit the meat being a little more delicate and sweet.
Hometown: Harveys Lake, Pa. Years at Di Bruno Bros.: 7 Fave cheese of the moment: Renata. It’s probably the coolest cheese in the shop right now. Renata is actually a Brown Swiss Cow, one of the three cows that cheesemaker Sally Jackson milks at her farm in Oroville, Washington. I first read about her cheeses […]
Last Friday Benton’s Country Hams accidentally sent us 5 pound packs of pre-sliced bacon instead of the 1 pound pre-sliced packs we usually receive. Now, we could have sent them back with an expense to the fine folks at Benton’s and a longer drought of their bacon in our shop. Instead, as we like to […]
Thank you to Brian McConnell, brewmaster of the King of Prussia Rock Bottom Brewery, for bringing some growlers by for last week’s happy hour. Lets get right to the fun stuff: Saison d’Ete with Ticklemore: This Saison had all the characteristics we expected, and many we did not. The usual notes of yeast and lemon […]
Fegley’s Brew Works have been producing world class beer in the Lehigh Valley since 1998, but have only been bottling for wholesale since 2009. Only in the last year have their beers show up on Philadelphia taps, but we predict that once they get firmly established, they are going to take off. Brewmaster Beau and […]
It went well, especially the parts that Di Bruno did! We had about 40 people over the course of the evening. We have a small house in Mt. Airy, so it was pretty packed! The spring rolls went FAST, and most of the quiches were eaten. Next time, way more spring rolls. We had some […]
June 15, 2010 – Today the Italian Trade Commission announced that they will be presenting their 2010 Distinguished Service Award to a select number of American food importers and retailers as a sign of appreciation by the Italian Government for the work performed over the years that enhanced the image of Italian foods in the […]
The air is thick with the summer heat and the tension of forthcoming gladiator-like competition. The men and women are selecting their weapons of choice, and sharpening their knives and wits for the challenge that lies ahead. Will they come home to their shops and families crowned with glory…or shame? As the piquant scent of […]