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Recipes

29 December 2023

Orange-Scented Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cake

We've taken one of our bakery's bestselling cakes and tweaked the recipe for the home kitchen. Lots of orange zest and a good, buttery extra virgin olive oil make this a wonderfully aromatic and mo...
20 November 2023

Sicilian Baked Apples

This recipe from Sicilian fruit preserves company Marchesi di San Giuliano makes a wonderfully simple ending to a fall dinner or Thanksgiving feast. We've suggested using Sicilian Mandarin Marmalad...
02 November 2023

Panettone Bread Pudding

Never let a crumb of panettone go to waste with this recipe from friend of Market Hall Foods and Italian food importer Rolando Beramendi. While enjoying fresh panettone is a time-honored Italian Ch...
23 October 2023

Farro & Porcini-Filled Quail with Chanterelles & Chestnut Sauce

We're big fans of Bay Area-based Italian food expert and cook Viola Buitoni and recently hosted her for a book signing of her debut cookbook Italy by Ingredient at our shop in Oakland, California. ...
10 October 2023

Winter Chicories with Anchovy Dressing

We loved hosting Italian food expert Viola Buitoni for a signing of her debut cookbook Italy by Ingredient at our shop in Oakland, California. For Viola, this salad is a classic on her Christmas ta...
06 October 2023

Tartine's Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

Elisabeth Prueitt co-founded Tartine with Chad Robertson in 2002. In 2019, we hosted Elisabeth at Rockridge Market Hall for a signing of Tartine: A Classic Revisited.  "Our baker Carolyn has tra...
14 September 2023

Pumpkin Torchio Pasta with Mushroom Ragù

This rustic dish—inspired by our resident recipe writer Asha's recent trip to Italy—pairs rich, nutty Pumpkin Torchio pasta (made with 30% pumpkin purée) with an earthy ragù of wild mushrooms flavo...
27 July 2023

Pasta with Herby Buttered Tomatoes

Made with a high tomato to pasta ratio, this dish is packed with so much tomato goodness that it should be called Herby Buttered Tomatoes WITH Pasta. The tomatoes are gently simmered in garlicky, o...
26 April 2023

Caperchurri (Caper Chimichurri)

Capers + Chimichurri = Caperchurri. This vibrant herb sauce is a Sicilian take on the classic Argentinian condiment (usually a combination of olive oil, vinegar, parsley, oregano and garlic). Here ...