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Vegetable & Side Dishes

Scrambled Eggs with Piment d'Espelette

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Vegetable & Side Dishes, Main Course, Recipes

Eggs, meet your new best friend, Piment d'Espelette. The subtle heat of this dried Basque pepper plays wonderfully against creamy scrambled eggs.

Insalata del Buongustaio, by Acetaia Leonardi

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

This simple recipe for a "gourmet's" salad comes from balsamic vinegar producer Acetaia Leonardi.

Spaghetti with Fresh Fava Beans

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Main Course, Recipes

This wonderfully simple recipe comes from Anna Tasca Lanza of Regaleali Winery in Sicily.

Bucatini with Wild Greens & Ricotta Salata

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Main Course, Recipes

Ricotta Salata, a hard pressed sheep's milk cheese from Lazio, Italy, takes this simple pasta dish to a whole new level. The salty richness of the cheese is perfectly offset by slightly bitter greens and a touch of heat from Italian hot pepper flakes for an all-around satisfying bowl of pasta.

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Main Course, Recipes

Truly one of the simplest dishes of Italian cuisine... but so, so good!

Farrotto con Porcini

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Main Course, Recipes

Dried porcini mushrooms fill this simple, risotto-style dish with rich, earth flavor, while the farro brings a subtle nuttiness and satisfying chew. Fold in your favorite vegetables like asparagus, English peas or sautéed kale to turn this comforting side into a filling main dish. Or for a...