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Red Deer -- italian speciality foods?

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Girasoli Jan 23, 2009 11:27 AM

Hello, does anyone know if there is an Italian specialty food shop in Red Deer, in central Alberta?

I'm specifically looking for a shop with good fresh pasta, imported balsamic and extra virgin olive oil -- that type of thing.

Thanks!

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    jamesandrewbooth RE: Girasoli Jan 23, 2009 01:54 PM

    You can usually purchase your wanted items from a Farmer's Market. I know that in Edmonton, there is a gentleman who makes fresh pasta and sells it. It would appear that he sells TONS. I saw him in W/C, and he has 20 cases of eggs. . . NOT cartons, CASES. Just shows that pasta is HUGE.

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      rdch RE: Girasoli Jan 23, 2009 07:59 PM

      No Italian specialty stores in Red Deer that I know of.The usual Italian grocery
      store items can be found in the usual grocery stores.Specialty Italian groceries
      require a trip to Edmonton or Calgary.No fresh pasta at the local farmers market.
      This link may or may not interest you.
      http://www.albertalocalnews.com/redde...

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        Girasoli RE: rdch Jan 26, 2009 07:15 AM

        Thanks very much for your replies!

        rdch, that's a very interesting piece from The Advocate....I wonder how that oil tastes? I'm pretty partial to Italian DOP products, but the M+J oil intrigues.....

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