Gio’s Pastry Shop brings Italian food culture to the Upstate with brick and mortar location

There is a memory Maria Natale has of when she was younger, and her dad would take her to get a bomboli or sfogliatelle or another Italian pastry from a coffee shop in New Jersey. Even now, decades later, the 38-year-old need simply bite into one of those delectable treats and she is transported to her youth and filled with joy.



Gio's Pastry Shop is now open in Fountain Inn, serving up Italian and Italian American specialties like Sfogliatelle (clamshells), tiramisu, bomboloni (filled doughnuts), biscotti, lemon bars and much more.


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Gio’s Pastry Shop is now open in Fountain Inn, serving up Italian and Italian American specialties like Sfogliatelle (clamshells), tiramisu, bomboloni (filled doughnuts), biscotti, lemon bars and much more.

That feeling of, and

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What are ‘dark kitchens’ are how are they taking the food delivery business by storm?



Juan Diego Gaitán prepares burgers in his 'dark kitchen' in Madrid


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Juan Diego Gaitán prepares burgers in his ‘dark kitchen’ in Madrid

Juan Diego Gaitán, co-founder of Food Craft and Analú, makes burgers and desserts in his kitchen in Madrid, just like he would in a restaurant. The difference is he doesn’t have a dining room, waiters or even his own street-level shop. His meals go straight from his stove to the customer’s doorstep.

He rents a so-called ‘dark kitchen.’ It’s a cooking space in a shared warehouse aimed at the food delivery businesses. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the industry is booming.

He started his brand with his

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12 restaurants delivering in London and UK-wide

The Chinese New Year is fast approaching and before you know it, we’ll be in the year of the Ox. Usually for those who celebrate Chinese New Year, it’s one of the biggest nights of the year and tends to involve celebrating in large groups and eating a lot of food. And we mean a LOT of food. However, just like practically everything over the past year, 2021’s Chinese New Year celebrations are going to be rather different from normal, thanks to the current nationwide lockdown.

However, just because you aren’t able to meet up in person or go out

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Why Middleby Stock Is Cooking With Gas Today

What happened

Shares of food service, food processing, and home kitchen equipment maker Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) rose as much as 12.6% on Monday, powered by a strong fourth-quarter earnings report.

So what

The company behind brands such as TurboChef, Viking, and Bakers Pride saw net sales fall 7% to $729 million. Adjusted earnings declined from $1.96 to $1.62 per diluted share. Your average analyst had expected far deeper drops with earnings of roughly $1.41 per share on top-line sales near $695 million. Middleby’s order backlog stood at a record $523 million by the end of the fiscal year, up

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10 Best Cooking Shows That Aren’t About Competition

The top reality television news of the month is certainly the return of Top Chef. While the new season of the cooking competition series has set food fans abuzz, it is hard to shake the feeling that it is yet another culinary series that has been wholly co-opted by the competitive nature of television. Many executives seem to think that competition series are the only way forward on Food Network and other similar entities.

RELATED: Chopped And 9 Best Cooking Competition Shows, Ranked By IMDb

Fortunately, the history of food on the small screen is one that also welcomes

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Former Bellecour in Wayzata will reopen as Italian restaurant and pizza takeout spot



a man sitting on a counter: Chef Daniel del Prado is opening Josefina and the takeout spot Pizza Fina in the former Bellecour restaurant in Wayzata.


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Chef Daniel del Prado is opening Josefina and the takeout spot Pizza Fina in the former Bellecour restaurant in Wayzata.

One of the highest profile restaurant closings of 2020 is leading to a new beginning.

Bellecour, Gavin Kaysen’s shuttered French restaurant in Wayzata, will be reborn this spring as Josefina, an Italian restaurant from a team that includes chef and restaurateur Daniel del Prado.

The menu will be inspired by the cuisine of Rome. “It’s Italian, but we’re trying to focus on the region,” del Prado said. “It’s pork heavy. Amatriciana

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