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Mostarda di Frutta Candita

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deepcreek Dec 13, 2006 12:36 PM

While in Rome recently, I picked up several cans of mostarda – essentially glacéed fruit in a sugar syrup flavoured strongly with mustard. It's been a real hit with various friends, and I wonder whether anyone has seen it for sale in T.O. It would make a great Christmas present (and it would go beautifully with turkey...)

The brand I got in Rome actually comes from Cremona, where it's made by Dondi.

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    Ted Richards Jan 12, 2012 10:27 AM

    Pusateri's on Avenue Road has 4 or 5 flavours of it. I've always been tempted, but never tried it.

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      TheDewster May 31, 2012 01:01 PM

      Bought 3 flavours there and one at the Cheese Boutique sweet and hot, great on duck or fried chicken. Worth trying.

    2. TheDewster Jan 11, 2012 12:42 PM

      Catch fine foods carries it, Massimo Capra mentions it in Maclean's unable to find place so far.

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        pinstripeprincess Jan 11, 2012 04:46 PM

        are you actually looking for it? cheese boutique has some, just happened to glance at it while sampling cheeses. not sure where else it can be found, alimento on king might be a good source.

        1. re: pinstripeprincess
          TheDewster Jan 13, 2012 05:35 AM

          If its the Fieschi brand yes!

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            pinstripeprincess Jan 16, 2012 05:34 PM

            i was in alimento a few days ago and they had the mostarda, the brand i'm not sure. call around! italian fine food stores are plentiful in toronto.

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        deepcreek Dec 14, 2006 12:31 PM

        Thanks for the tips. I'll see what I can find.

        1. icey Dec 13, 2006 02:20 PM

          My dad just got a whole bunch of mostarda from a cheese place near steeles and albion; I believe its grande cheese or something. Its the one in the same plaza as TAZ clothing and next to SIL VOUS PLAY sports. He's sending some to Montreal for friends and we're keeping some!

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            ishmael Dec 13, 2006 01:16 PM

            I'm pretty sure it is imported by Brunello Imports. Call them (411) and ask who the retailers are.

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