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Vegetable & Side Dishes

Arborio Insalata Caprese (Rice Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil)

on Tuesday, 07 March 2017. Posted in Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Recipes, Main Course

Arborio Insalata Caprese (Rice Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil)
This quick and easy salad is the perfect canvas for other Italian pantry ingredients. Customize it to your own tastes—add a sprinkling of dried Sicilian oregano blossoms, drizzle with Colatura di Alici for a briny pop of flavor or finish with a flourish of Agresto for a touch of brightness...

5-Step Risotto

on Friday, 30 September 2016. Posted in Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Recipes, Main Course

5-Step Risotto
You are only 5 steps away from the ultimate bowl of creamy, velvety risotto. Once you master the technique, this recipe is a great jumping off point. The possibilities are endless—add lemon zest for vibrant Risotto al Limone, chopped black summer truffles and grated Pecorino Staginato al...

Roasted New Potatoes with Fennel Pollen

on Wednesday, 20 April 2016. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

Roasted New Potatoes with Fennel Pollen
Wild Fennel Pollen from Italy (one of our go-to pantry seasonings) adds a touch of magic to anything you add it to—from eggs and tomato sauces to dry rubs and, of course, potatoes! Here we pair this intensely aromatic spice with baby new potatoes roasted with coarse sea salt and black...

Farro, Fennel & Orange Salad (Farro con Finocchio e Arancia)

on Wednesday, 20 April 2016. Posted in Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Recipes

Farro, Fennel & Orange Salad (Farro con Finocchio e Arancia)
This vibrant salad gets a double dose of fennel flavor from freshly shaved fennel and aromatic wild fennel pollen (a.k.a. our favorite secret flavor enhancer). The bright notes of anise pair beautifully with sweet orange segments and bright mint. Serve alongside roasted chicken, grilled shrimp or...

Farro with Greens, Poached Eggs & Fennel Pollen

on Tuesday, 19 April 2016. Posted in Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Recipes

Farro with Greens, Poached Eggs & Fennel Pollen
Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best. This hearty Italian dish highlights simple ingredients—nutty whole grain farro, fragrant wild fennel pollen and good extra virgin olive oil—so be sure to use the best! Recipe by Asha Loupy

Cacio e Pepe

on Thursday, 18 February 2016. Posted in Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Recipes, Main Course

Cacio e Pepe
Cacio e pepe, meaning “cheese and pepper” in Italian, finds its origins in Rome. The sauce is simple—salty Pecorino Romano cheese, spicy black pepper and some of the starchy pasta cooking water—so it's important to source the best ingredients you can. The key here is to...