Did you know that June is Italian Heritage Month, a celebration of all things Italian in Canada!? The perfect time to not only tell you about all that will be happening  around town, but to also make you another great promotional offer as we happily continue our 60th anniversary celebrations!

First of all congratulations to all who entered and won the first round of our Saeco Giveaway! If you missed the first round click here to enter our 2nd round, it’s not too late as you have until June 28th to enter to win 1 of 60 Saeco Espresso Machines!


Earlier this month we told you all about our 60th anniversary recipe tin as well as our first spring offering of the pantry essentials box! It was a great launch to our anniversary celebrations and we’ve very much enjoyed hearing many of your comments! Here is what just a few of you had to say:

~I love it! All my favourite recipes and I have been cooking up a storm! The whole concept you created is such a great way to celebrate the 60 year anniversary! As you can see it is displayed in my kitchen as well! Thank you! 

~Love your tips and recipes! 

~Got one [my recipe tin] its fantastic!

~Received our tins today. They are so so special – Thank You!

~MMMMMMM! Italian food, Italian cooking, Italian baking…….love it all and to have 60 recipe cards in such a beautiful, memorable 60th Anniversary tin =Priceless! 

60th Anniversary Aurora Recipe Tin

~Got mine [recipe tin] at the store I love it . There is a particular recipe I have never seen before. Going to love making my own ricotta! 

~Wow, this is wonderful, a keepsake. Something I can pass to my daughter with memories of my old neighbourhood.

~This is amazing I just received it [my pantry essentials box]  and I will order another one for my friend. This company is amazing!

~We love using Aurora. Quality products!!!

So for the month of June, in honor of Italian Heritage Month, we our offering a new pantry essentials box especially curated for the coming of Summer!

Now with 1 click your pantry can be stocked with many of the items you will need to prepare Panzanella, Cafe Shakerato, Bacio Gelato,  Penne with Spicy Tuna Sauce, Stuffed Zucchini, Fried Zucchini Flowers, Red Pepper Appetizer, Eggplant Croquettes, Sicilian Cannoli, our featured recipe in this month’s Longo’s and Metroland flyers Pappardelle with Green Beans and more!


Pantry items include some of our most special products! You’ll get to try our Allessia La Bomba Hot Antipasto Spread, San Marzano Tomatoes and Tuna in glass at an incredible value just to mention a few! Try our Molino Pizzuti Tipo 00 flour to make the best pizza ever, Cannoli shells direct from Sicily, Perugina Baci everyone loves and so much more! The regular retail value of the 18 items plus recipe tin is over $100.00. At only $60 get yours now as this deal can’t last long!


Make sure to visit to check out the entire schedule of events happening across the country! Among the many events listed be sure to see Toto Cutugno at Casino Rama on June 7 and don’t miss the Chin Picnic in Little Italy on June 19-21. There will be a special event 4 course dinner Gala celebrating the 750th anniversary of Dante Alighieri and a performance of Spaghetti al Dante at Famous People Players on June 18!

Of special interest may be the 4th annual Italian Contemporary Film Festival [ICFF]! This festival is among the most important Italian film festivals in the world and it will take place from June 11th to June 19th in  the cities of Toronto, Vaughan, Hamilton, Montreal and Quebec City!

Oh, and don’t be surprised if you see our Perugina Baci cinquecento parked at Casa Loma on Sunday May 31 for the greatest of kick offs when this most historic of Toronto landmarks turns into “Castello Italia”. Casa Loma will get transformed into an Italian piazza complete with a culinary feast that will include Aurora Coffee and Perugina Baci samples, wines, live entertainment, automotive displays, artistic exhibits and more!

Thank you to Longo’s for offering our recipe tins to their customers for purchase at an extra special savings for the month of June!

Pick yours up at a Longo’s near you! And also be sure to check out the June issue of the Metroland flyer in your local paper!

Happy Italian heritage Month everyone!

Viva Italia, enjoy and Buon Appetito!

About the Author:

I am a little of a great many things. Every experience and every blessing. And even though the whole may be greater than the sum of it's parts, welcome to this little part of me I call "Ita-liana." Raised in an Italian grocery store/food importing company (which explains why wine and olive oil runs through my veins) this is the part of me that is the very best of my Sicilian and Calabrian roots. Watching my Calabrese mother and grandmother cook for the entire family, with not only expertise and ease, but with an over abundance of love, left it's mark. Travelling back to Italy and learning about family history did the rest, while my Sicilian side kicks in almost intuitively. * © All recipes, photography, illustrations on posts by "ita-liana" and "Recipideo" video content copyright Liana Tumino ©