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Hey, What Exactly is Buckwheat?

on Sunday, 15 January 2017. Posted in Newsletters

Hey, What Exactly is Buckwheat?

3 fun facts about this nutritious (and delicious) superfood

Buckwheat—rustic, robust, earthy and healthful to boot—wows us every time we eat it. But what exactly is it (hint: it's not really a grain)? Here are some tasty facts about this delectable superfood and two even tastier buckwheat products to start cooking with now.

Pizzoccheri Valtellinesi (Buckwheat Pasta with Potatoes, Cabbage & Fontina)

on Friday, 13 January 2017. Posted in Pasta & Grains, Main Course, Recipes

Pizzoccheri Valtellinesi (Buckwheat Pasta with Potatoes, Cabbage & Fontina)

This traditional Northern-Italian dish—starring hearty buckwheat pizzoccheri pasta, potatoes, cabbage and fontina—is winter-comfort classic: indulgent, stick-to-your-ribs and cheesy (plus, it's easy to make and comes together in under 30 minutes). The pasta and vegetables...

Weeknight Split Pea Pasta

on Thursday, 12 January 2017. Posted in Pasta & Grains, Main Course, Recipes

Weeknight Split Pea Pasta

This twist on split pea soup transforms all the flavors of the slow-cooked classic—carrots, celery, onions and smoky ham—into a quick-fix meal that’s on the table in just 30 minutes.

Recipe by Asha Loupy

5 Delicious (and Nutritious) New Year's Resolutions

on Sunday, 08 January 2017. Posted in Newsletters

5 Delicious (and Nutritious) New Year's Resolutions

Here's to a healthful and tasty 2017!

We all start out the new year with plenty of resolutions—eat healthier, cook at home instead of going out, be more adventurous in the kitchen. We've come up with 5 resolutions so delicious (and nutritious) you'll be toasting a healthy new year all-year long.

How to Buy the Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil

on Thursday, 05 January 2017. Posted in Newsletters

How to Buy the Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil

In this month's Sunset Magazine, Linda Sikorski—one of our senior buyers and extra virgin olive oil pro—shared her tips and tricks for finding the right extra virgin olive oil for every taste, dish and occasion. Now she's sharing them with us!

A Tuscan Treasure: Italian Panforte & 5 Ways to Enjoy It

on Thursday, 08 December 2016.

A Tuscan Treasure: Italian Panforte & 5 Ways to Enjoy It

Panforte from Pasticceria Sinatti

Italian Panforte—a dense cake packed with candied fruits, a variety of nuts and a blend of spices—is a centuries-old specialty of the medieval Tuscan city of Siena and a staple on many holiday tables. Keep reading for our 5 favorite ways to get festive with this Tuscan treat.