What’s in Store with Marissa Papaconstantinou: Pusateri’s Avenue Rd

Hey everyone, it’s Paralympic medalist sprinter and Canadian record holder Marissa Papaconstantinou! I’m proud to continue exploring my Greek heritage in partnership with Krinos Canada by visiting some amazing spots around the country spreading #FetaCulture.

Now that I’m well into my training program for the 2024 Paralympics in Paris, France, I’ve had to lay off my favourite sweets & indulgences. But, that hasn’t stopped my coach Bob Westman from teasing us during our tough practices, snacking on a cupcake or two. He’s got a huge sweet tooth and one his favourite spots to fulfill confectionary dreams is at Pusateri’s Fine Foods, so I had to check it out!

I visited their flagship location on Avenue Road in Toronto, Ontario to meet up with Pusateri’s marketing lead, Paolo Pusateri. It’s where it all started for them in 1963 when Paolo’s grandfather, Cosimo, had a vision for a neighbourhood shop that provided the best food combined with best shopping experience.

The family calls Sicily, Italy home and the Mediterranean influence on the product selection is evident here right up to the Krinos Feta Cheese they feature on retail shelves and also use in their delectable ready-to-eat foods.

“Well, Krinos is a staple. You can’t really get better local quality. They have amazing feta made from Canadian milk.” mentioned Paolo. He tells me that Pusateri’s spends a lot of time sourcing only the best products, working with local vendors and international producers to create a fresh emporium of gourmet goods.

One of Paolo’s favourite ways to use Krinos Feta Cheese is that TikTok famous pasta recipe…one of my go to’s too for quick and tasty fuel after a long day of training. That’s all from me for now! Make sure to stay tuned for my next visit on the Krinos Canada Kitchen Blog.

Festive Favourites – Recipes for the Holidays

Get ready to indulge in the magic of the season with Krinos Canada! This year, we’ve curated a collection of our favorite holiday recipes that seamlessly fuse sophistication with a dash of festive flair. Join us on a delectable journey that will transform every bite into a festive celebration, setting the stage for unforgettable moments!

Feta Fillo Cigars with Olive Tapenade and Hot Honey
Crispy layers of fillo pastry embracing a tangy Feta cheese filling, dipped in a medley of olives and a drizzle of hot honey. These Feta Fillo Cigars are a delightful fusion of textures and flavours, that will undoubtedly steal the spotlight at your festive soirée.



Sesame-Oregano Fillo Crisps with Warm Spanakopita Dip
Elevate your holiday appetizers with our Sesame-Oregano Fillo Crisps that are perfecting paired with a warm spanakopita dip. Layers of baked fillo, sprinkled with a fragrant blend of sesame and oregano, serve as the perfect vessel for diving into the creamy goodness of the spanakopita dip. It’s an appetizer that effortlessly marries tradition with contemporary touch.



Roasted Red Pepper & Sweet Potato Soup
Warm up your holiday gatherings with a bowl of our Roasted Red Pepper & Sweet Potato Soup. Topped with crostini and feta cheese, this velvety soup is a harmony of sweet and savoury – The roasted red peppers add a depth of flavour, while the sweet potatoes bring a hint of natural sweetness, creating a soup that’s both indulgent and heartwarming.



Vegetarian Baked Stuffing with Feta
Say goodbye to bland stuffing and embrace a Vegetarian Baked Stuffing that steals the show. Packed with the richness of Feta, this stuffing is a savoury symphony of seasonal veggies, fresh, herbs, fluffy bread, and the unmistakable tang of Greek cheese. It’s the ideal accompaniment to your holiday feast, adding a burst of flavor that will have your guests coming back for seconds.



Tahini Espresso Trifle
End your holiday celebration on a high note with the pièce de résistance – Tahini Espresso Trifle. This dessert features a delightful play on textures and flavours, with layers of rich tahini-infused cream, espresso-soaked cake, fresh raspberries, and a hint of holiday magic. It’s an elegant sweet treat that will captivate your guests’ tastebuds!