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Pasta from Italy "Everything you see I owe to spaghetti."
- Sophia Loren, actress

We love pasta. There is no way around it. We spend an inordinate amount of time looking for pasta made in the traditional way. Check out the shapes, shapes of all kinds, along with wheat of all types.

shop now for Pasta shapes to make you happy!

     Lummi Island Wild Albacore Canned Tuna
Lummi Island Tuna

A fish story
I want to tell you a wonderful fish story.... This sashimi grade, young tuna is individually caught with single hook lines and is flash frozen solid at sea right after it is caught. Averaging up to 50% less mercury than many common store brands, this tuna has more omega 3 fatty acids than most salmon!

All the tuna in the cans comes from one second-generation tuna fisherman, Paul Hill and his crew who care about the fish and the fishing they do. Because of the special gear they use they get virtually no bycatch.   
Read all about the tuna... click here!

"Your newsletter is very dangerous, because it makes me want to try everything" - Dee

Kokuto Murakami Syouten Crushed Brown Sugar from Hateruma Island Murakami Syouten Kokuto Sugarcane is one of the most healthy foods you can eat.

This sugar is from the southern most island in the chain of over 150 islands in Okinawa Prefecture, south of the mainland of Japan. Hateruma Island is, as a crow flies, 2,006 kilometers (1,246 miles) south of Tokyo and 247 kilometers (153 miles) to the east of Taipei.

This small island is just 1270 hectares (3138 acres), or 4.9 square miles. In comparison, Orcas Island is 11.69 times larger. The only way to get to the island is via a 60 minute fast boat. If the seas are too rough you can take the cargo ferry, leaving at 9, taking 2.5 hours.

The island is a destination for holiday makers and is known for its relaxing island life.

It is also here that this very special brown sugar is from. Unlike many brown sugars (made with white sugar mixed with molasses), Kokuto (rich black sugar) is made by slowly cooking and reducing the sugarcane juice.

Click here to read more about this amazing healthy sugar, its process makes it special

Colomba Easter Cake Italian Easter Cakes Colomba Easter Cake is the spring panettone!!
Sometimes, no matter the season or the reason, it's good to have a dove shaped bread to share with those closest to you.

Just like the ever-loved Christmas Panettone, except they are shaped like a dove to represent a symbol of innocence, gentleness, and affection.

On the inside, the Colomba Easter cake is the same cake as the panettone; the luscious bread made with lots of butter, eggs, sugar, some flour, and a 60 plus year old starter yeast. On the outside, they all have sweet sugar glazes giving them added sweetness and moisture.

Doesn't Get Any Better than Colomba!
"This is a fabulous panettone and do not pass up the opportunity to purchase this. Thank you ChefShop for making this product available to us."
-- - chris            
Shop now for sweet holiday cake Colomba!

Baking Chocolate 22% to 24% cocoa butter!
The perfect cocoa powder!
"Like others here, I started using this when it was sold by Williams Sonoma. Then I needed to search for a real source when that went away and found Chef Shop. So glad I did! This cocoa powder is dreamy for baking as well as making hot chocolate and other drinks. The fat content lends a terrific texture and lingering flavor; the overall profile is intense but not overwhelmingly bitter. I think it strikes an excellent flavor balance. Highly recommend for any recipe which demands a superior quality chocolate!"
-- heidiB   
check it out here.

"Whomever writes the newsletter is wicked - too many temptations!" - Mary

  Chefshop Cooking Classes 2020 ChefShop's 2020 Cooking Classes

Give the gift of cooking! One of the nicest gifts to give to yourself when you give a cooking class gift certificate to the "Chef" in your life! (You pick or they can pick, either way you win)

2020 Cooking Classes are here!

"For the breadth and quality of its offerings, nothing equals In addition to well-chosen examples of an Italian kitchen's staples... there are excellent products from other parts of the world and, in season, fresh salmon from the Northwest, plus an item that has all but disappeared from neighborhood markets, genuinely tree-ripened, sugary fruits."
- Marcella & Victor Hazan


About ChefShop:

At we search the world to find the best of the best, from Baking Chocolate to Estate Grown first press Extra Virgin Olive Oils. We search the world to find and sourcing hard-to-find foods created by family owned producers, like ourselves, to share with you.

We taste test, cook test and eat everything we sell.


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