Welcome to our blog! Here you’ll find the latest happenings at the store, tips and tricks for you to bring the taste of Italy home, and a glimpse into the Italian culture we’re so proud of!

La Colomba: The Easter Dove

Easter Cake – La Colomba. Come into Italian Bakery’s Mercato in St Albert for everything you need to celebrate Easter with those you love!

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The Ultimate Place to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Italy: Verona

Ultimate Place to Celebrate Valentine’s Day – Verona Italy.

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The History of Pandoro and Panettone, the Two Kings of Italian Christmas

Pandoro or panettone? We find out everything there is to know about the history of pandoro and panettone between the interesting facts and the legends.

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Festa Del Papa

Italians celebrate Father’s Day on March 19th; the same day as St. Joseph’s Day. The “Festa di San Guiseppe” celebrates Joseph, the father of Jesus Christ in the Christian faith, so rather fittingly that is when fathers are honoured in Italy!

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La Festa Della Mamma

Some great ideas for mom’s special day at Mercato are our selection of potted plants and flower bouquets, imported chocolates, and of course our famous baked goods. Want to take the guesswork out of your brunch, lunch, or dinner plans? 

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Know Your Olive Oil

Olive oil is perhaps THE cornerstone of Italian cuisine and has been used for thousands of years.

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