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Good food ideas to bring to Italy from the US?

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Good food ideas to bring to Italy from the US?

vvv03 | Jun 1, 2013 03:37 PM

We're going to Italy in July for vacation and will be spending time with relatives. I usually buy something for them -- Hollister t-shirts for the kids, some sort of body cream or perfume, etc. I was thinking of bringing over some nice food items this year. I love getting stuff from Italian grocery stores and my understanding is some things we have here are really pricey there. Any ideas of things they might like from an American grocery store? I'm a member of a food coop and also live in NYC so I have access to nice high end stuff, too. Someone told me real vanilla extract is pricey there. Someone else said baking powder, but that seems too weird. I got another mention for walnuts, but they seem to have tons over there. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated (also alcoholic suggestions. Last year we brought over some micro-distillery whiskey. I thought it was a terrific gift, but would feel weird bringing the same thing again.) Thanks!

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