Carnavale in Seattle!

On March 8th is Carnevale, one of the biggest parties of the year in the Catholic world! More commonly known as Mardi Gras in America, this event has great cultural importance for Catholics and those who live in Catholic countries, and the Venice Carnival is famed for the antics of those who participate, the costumes and masks, and the parties. The Italian Club of the University of Washington is hosting an event to promote Carnevale and prepare for the main event (and also celebrate!)

Finding French Pottery on The “Sunny” Riviera

It was February 2008 and we had arrivedFrench Pottery from Vallauris on the French Riviera and were about to begin our quest for some new products to add to our French Ceramic Collection at www.poggibonsigifts.com. We are searching for one artist in particular whom we had heard lived in Grasse, the fragrance capital of the world. Ah, the Riviera home to beautiful hand-painted pottery breath-taking views, gorgeous architecture, glamorous movie stars, and beautiful beaches warmed by the Mediterranean sun…except, we found, not in February.

What is brining?

During the cooking process, meat can lose up to 30% of its water. Properly brined and cooked meat can reduce the water loss by as much as one half.

Brining solution works by unwinding meat proteins, opening them up to form a matrix that traps water. When herbs and spices are added to the brine, the flavors are also trapped in the meat. This technique is called Flavor Brining and greatly enhances the texture, flavor, and juiciness of meats.
How does 30 Minute Brining work in only 30 minutes?

Poggi Bonsi Holiday Open House November 13

Poggi Bonsi at The Landing in Renton (920 N 10th Place, Unit F, 425.988.3906) and in Olde Burien (907 SW 152nd Street, 206.859.6401) will be decorated for the holidays.

Stop by and enjoy demos and tastings all day, and register for hourly give-aways and a grand prize drawing.

Get an early start on your holiday shopping; choose from our selection of Italian ceramics, French pottery, olive wood utensils, fine European linens, kitchenware and gourmet gifts.

See complete schedule of events at each store below or visit
Poggi Bonsi Gifts:

Give Mom Le Creuset this Year

In Stock and Ready for Mom! See our full line of Le Creuset at our stores in Renton and Burien and at PoggiBonsiGifts.com    Le Creuset French Ovens Since 1925, Le Creuset has been handcrafting Enameled Cast Iron cookware,…Continue Reading

Poggi Bonsi has been selected by the Italian Trade Commission as one of only 20 retailers in the United States to host the 2010 “Made in Italy” national promotion.

From May 9 to 22, 2010 Poggi Bonsi will host the work of Italian artisans — including hand painted ceramics, terra cotta, jewelry, olive oil and more — these products will be featured in our store at The Landing in Renton. On May 16 from 4-7pm Poggi Bonsi will host a reception featuring Italian food and wine.

Michelle Codd and Keli DeRitis, owners of Poggi Bonsi, were at the International Hosewares Show recently in Chicago looking for new products for their two stores in the Seattle, Washington and their online store which ships worldwide. While at the show the two were interviewed by a representative from Dow Jones Newswires and the story was picked up by the Wall Street Journal. Read the full article below and stop in to Poggi Bonsi at The Landing in Renton or in the Olde Burien Shopping District or check us out online at PoggiBonsiGifts.com.