In all of its various forms and textures, bread has been hailed by countless cultures across the world as a highly respected source of nourishment. Emerging in the Neolithic era, rising from the depths of ancient Egyptian tombs, and playing a pivotal role in the Bible, bread is one of the world’s oldest prepared foods. It represented life, sustenance in its simplest form. Today, its uses are infinite. Its purpose is a matter of taste, something to be enjoyed. Whether you like taking in the aroma or savouring its flavour, the presence of bread is always comforting. “Dipping a piece of Calabrese bread in some olive oil and balsamic, with a little bit of cheese and a glass of Amarone – it doesn’t get any better than that,” reveals Joe Di Manno.
Since his teenage years working in the family business, Joe has always loved bread – not just eating it, but selling it. Today, he is the president of Villa Di Manno Bakery, a full-service manufacturing and wholesale establishment that delivers its delicious products across southern Ontario and the U.S. With its wide variety of bread products and highly anticipated Omega 3-enriched Read more
“Bread to me is a delicacy,” says Joe Vella. He and his brother-in-law Toby Gareri rise before the sun seven days a week to prepare over 20 different types of sumptuous breads. From corn bread and focaccia, to satisfying potato loaves, The Country Bake Shoppe is emerging as the go-to bakery in the burgeoning community of Nobleton. Savoury fruit-filled strudels, cream-filled pastries, customized cakes and a 16-station hot table makes this establishment a gastronomic haven. “We love baking and making our clients happy,” says Vella with a smile.
THE COUNTRY BAKE SHOPPE
Tel. 905.859.0857, www.countrybakeshoppe.com
13305 Hwy. 27, Nobleton Plaza, Nobleton, ON