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Fregola Sarda with Clams & Zucchini

on Wednesday, 10 August 2016. Posted in Pasta & Grains, Recipes, Main Course

Fregola Sarda with Clams & Zucchini
This vibrant pasta dish—inspired by the Sardinian classic Fregola con Vongele—is Italian summer in a bowl (close your eyes and you can almost feel the Mediterranean breeze kiss your face). Traditionally, this dish is made with crushed tomatoes, but here we lightened it up with...

Trofie with Pesto, Potatoes & Green Beans

on Wednesday, 10 August 2016. Posted in Pasta & Grains, Recipes, Main Course

Trofie with Pesto, Potatoes & Green Beans
Trofie pasta—a classic cut of Liguria—is traditionally served with nutty basil pesto. Trofie (derived from the Greek word for "nourishment") is one of the most comforting bowlfuls we can think of. In the height of summer, Trofie al Pesto calls out for homemade pesto made with...

Crispy Farro Polenta with Fresh Puttanesca Sauce

on Friday, 17 June 2016. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Pasta & Grains, Recipes, Main Course

Crispy Farro Polenta with Fresh Puttanesca Sauce
We're celebrating first-of-the-season tomatoes with our recipe for Crispy Farro Polenta with Fresh Puttanesca Sauce. This lighter version of the classic Italian sauce pairs sweet cherry tomatoes with hot peppers, capers, olives, basil, extra virgin olive oil and a drizzle of Colatura. Perfetto!...

Pasta Shells with Many Cheeses

on Wednesday, 27 April 2016. Posted in Pasta & Grains, Recipes, Main Course

Pasta Shells with Many Cheeses
Chef Sara Jenkins uses Wild Fennel Pollen—lots of it—every day in her NYC shop Porchetta. It’s an irreplaceable ingredient in her Tuscan-inspired porchetta—roasted pork with crispy skin, highly seasoned with aromatic herbs and spices. But Jenkins, who grew up...

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