Panforte per favore!
November 19, 2012 7:19 AM   Subscribe

Buying panforte online or in Chicago?

Oh no! Zingerman's is out of panforte just when I need some. I can't fly to Siena so where can I get some of this lovely goodness? (Doesn't have to be Sienese, just Italian and tasty.) If you have bought any online or in the Chicago area, and liked it, please tell me about it. Thanks!
posted by BibiRose to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The Treasure Island on Broadway near Cornelia has panforte. I think it's all portioned--there are not whole ones for sale. I've had it--it's not the best I've ever eaten, but it's good.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:20 AM on November 19, 2012 [1 favorite]

Try calling Panozzo's at 13th & Michigan: 312-356-9966. If they don't have it, they may be able to tell you who does.
posted by juniperesque at 7:24 AM on November 19, 2012 [1 favorite]

Mariano's by Millennium Park had at least one flavor as of last night. You might call them to confirm they have the type you want. Yum!
posted by Atrahasis at 12:24 PM on November 19, 2012 [1 favorite]

Pennsylvania Macaroni Company in Pittsburgh has a couple of brands.
posted by Wet Spot at 3:32 AM on November 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

Npw I want to go to Panozzo's for a sub!

Thanks, everyone. This is going to come up repeatedly. (My elderly relative has a nostalgic thing for panforte.) I've created a panforte file and will start checking things off.
posted by BibiRose at 8:06 AM on November 20, 2012

It's actually not difficult to make, if you're at all inclined. I can send you the family recipe if you like, but it's a lot like David Lebovitz's (without the chile powder and with only a tiny dash of black pepper). Ours is a cocoa-based panforte nero..
posted by crush-onastick at 8:21 AM on November 20, 2012

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