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Pasta & Grains

Classic Ragù

on Wednesday, 01 April 2015. Posted in Pasta & Grains, Recipes, Main Course, Sauces & Condiments

Classic Ragù
A classic meat ragù takes a couple hours to make, but the flavor of this slow-cooked sauce is well worth the wait. Toss with freshly cooked egg pappardelle or spoon over creamy polenta. And don't forget a generous sprinkling of freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano!

Warm Rice Salad with Aleppo Roasted Squash

on Thursday, 22 January 2015. Posted in Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Recipes

Warm Rice Salad with Aleppo Roasted Squash
Seeking some refreshing vegetarian inspiration this winter, we created this colorful rice salad featuring bold Middle Eastern ingredients. The hearty nuttiness of red rice and the sweetness of squash is balanced by a hit of acidity from a preserved lemon vinaigrette and the lingering heat of...

Orecchiette alla Pugliese

on Monday, 22 December 2014. Posted in Pasta & Grains, Recipes

Orecchiette alla Pugliese
Orecchiette alla Pugliese is the signature pasta dish of Puglia, in the heel of Italy's boot. Cooking the pasta in the broccoli rabe cooking water enhances the lush color and hearty flavor of the dish, and a drizzle of Puglian olive oil finishes it all off with an extra touch of regional...

Winter Truffled Risotto

on Monday, 08 December 2014. Posted in Pasta & Grains, Recipes

Winter Truffled Risotto
In this recipe from our Cheese & Truffle Manager, Juliana, fall black truffle provides a beautiful, mellow background note for sautéed shiitakes (pictured) and roasted broccolini. For even more intense truffle perfume, wait for the winter Melanosporum black truffles to come into season. You...

Wild Rice with Sweet Italian Sausage, Mushrooms & Radicchio

on Friday, 31 October 2014. Posted in Pasta & Grains, Recipes, Main Course

Wild Rice with Sweet Italian Sausage, Mushrooms & Radicchio
The nuttiness of the rice plays wonderfully with the savory sausage and slightly bitter radicchio in this autumn-inspired side dish. It also makes a fantastic stuffing for roasted acorn squash.

Calabrian Fusilli with Tomato Sauce

on Tuesday, 28 October 2014. Posted in Pasta & Grains, Recipes

Calabrian Fusilli with Tomato Sauce
Our riff on the Sugo di Pomodoro (Quick Tomato Sauce) from Rosetta Costantino's My Calabria gets a kick of spice from Italian chile paste and hot Italian sausage. Served with twirly fusilli al ferretto, it makes a very delicious pasta dish in the Southern Italian style.