menu

Vegetable & Side Dishes

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, Recipes, Main Course

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, Recipes, Main Course

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, Recipes, Main Course

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, Recipes, Main Course

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...

Fusilli with Sundried Tomatoes & Cannellini Beans

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

This is a great summer dish - it's perfect at room temperature for a picnic, but it also could make a tasty first course or main course for a dinner.