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Where can I buyPignoli in Vancouver area?

yimster Apr 29, 2009 09:25 AM

I a friend living in the Vancouver area has develop a taste for a Italian treat Pignoli cookie they got from the Bay Area. I was hoping to tell them where to buy locally.

The question was given to me becaue they think I know. But I am sure that my friend the north of the border can help me out.

TIA

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    bluegoat Apr 29, 2009 02:01 PM

    Try Pane e Formaggio: http://www.pane-e-formaggio.com/

    1. fmed Apr 29, 2009 05:47 PM

      I have definitely seen them around town. I'll be on the lookout. Pane e Fromaggio (bluegoat's rec) is a good bet. As is Italiabakery (Hastings St), Calabria (Victoria Dr), and a couple of others.

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      1. re: fmed
        yimster Apr 29, 2009 07:41 PM

        Thanks, this for a friend from Hong Kong. So they can share food information from there with me.

        1. re: fmed
          fmed Apr 29, 2009 09:19 PM

          Might be worth checking Bosa Food, La Grotta, and few other Italian grocers for boxed (not fresh-baked) versions as well. I'll be on my bi-weekly jaunt over to Bosa this weekend. I'll have a look.

        2. sarah galvin Apr 29, 2009 09:09 PM

          Aren't pignoli just pine nuts?

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          1. re: sarah galvin
            fmed Apr 29, 2009 09:15 PM

            yimster is talking about pignoli cookies (almond paste and pine nut cookies).

            http://thethinkingmother.blogspot.com...

            They look pretty easy to make yourself, actually.

            1. re: sarah galvin
              llkerr Apr 29, 2009 09:16 PM

              Yes, pignoli are pine nuts. I have a severe allergy to them so I've learned different names for them so that I know what to watch out for when I travel.

              Most grocery stores carry pine nuts in the bulk section.

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