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Appetizers & Starters

Caponata Positano (Positano Bread Salad)

on Friday, 26 April 2019. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

From Elizabeth Minchilli's The Italian Table: Creating Festive Meals for Family and Friends, p. 100. You’re probably thinking, "What’s this typical Sicilian eggplant dish—caponata—doing in the chapter on Positano?" That’s what I thought, too, the first time I saw it on a...

Asparagus with Spring Onion Vinaigrette & Wild Fennel Pollen

on Monday, 25 March 2019. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

This spring-forward dish is inspired by classic Asparagus Mimosa, a beloved French starter of blanched asparagus topped with a simple vinaigrette and sieved hard-boiled eggs. Our take keeps things traditional with one secret addition: Wild Fennel Pollen. This fragrant Tuscan spice adds instant...

Sweet & Salty Tahini Date Granola

on Friday, 18 January 2019. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Pasta & Grains, Main Course, Recipes

Need an energy boost? This granola is here for you. Sesame tahini gives the granola a deep, roasty toasty can't-eat-one-bite flavor, while a double dose of dates (syrup and chopped Medjool dates) lend sweetness without refined sugar. Bonus: this granola is vegan, gluten and wheat-free, made with...

Curried Coconut Tomato Soup with Dukkah Croutons

on Thursday, 17 January 2019. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Main Course, Recipes

The key to peak-season summer flavor any time of the year? Masseria Mirogallo tomatoes. These estate-grown tomatoes are hand-picked at optimal ripeness and jarred for a burst of warm weather taste with a simple twist of the lid. Here Masseria Mirogallo's tomato purée is paired with creamy...

Fettunta col Cavolo Nero (Tuscan Kale)

on Thursday, 06 December 2018. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Recipes

"The ever-enticing fettunta (literally, "soaked slice") from Toscano: a thick slice of bread grilled on both sides and rubbed all over with garlic before being drenched in freshly pressed olive oil, or olio nuovo" (p. 70, AUTENTICO).Recipe from AUTENTICO by Rolando Beramendi. Photography by...

Triple Onion & Hafod Cheddar Dip

on Wednesday, 26 September 2018. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Recipes

Hafod (pronounced ha-vod) Cheddar is produced at the oldest organic farm in Wales. This farmhouse English cheddar has deep, earthy aromas with round notes of fresh hay and just-toasted bread. The nuanced savory flavor of the cheese pairs beautifully with sweet, rich mates (think:...