On the Grill: Baby Stuffed Peppers

Hey, we’re Italian. We cook with a bit of this and a bit of that. Our recipes are merely guidelines, with lots of flexibility! Baby Stuffed Peppers Breadcrumbs (homemade are best)*, 1 1/2 cups Chopped herbs: parsley with basil and/or Continue reading On the Grill: Baby Stuffed Peppers

On the Road from Tuscany: Il Palagio

Spend a few hours at Trudie and Sting’s Il Palagio. Together they have created an amazing estate. Simply enchanting. Depart Florence via the A1 toward Rome and in less than 45 minutes, you’ll take the exit for Figline Valdarno. The Continue reading On the Road from Tuscany: Il Palagio

On the Road from Italy: Touring Coastal Tuscany

At Fonte di Foiano, Paolo and Simone are spending this season attending to the trees. The pruning begins in February or March, and the tree branches are pruned to allow for the sea breezes and sunlight to pass through the branches. Continue reading On the Road from Italy: Touring Coastal Tuscany

Olio2go at the Smithsonian Associates

Buoni Amici,On Saturday, February 23rd, Olio2go’s, Luanne Savino O’Loughlin and Italian Products’ Cecilia Ercolino, presented Stocking Your Italian Pantry to over 90 attendees at the Smithsonian Associates in Washington DC. Our session centered on four topics: Balsamic Vinegar, Extra Virgin Continue reading Olio2go at the Smithsonian Associates

A Review: Salt Fat Acid Heat

The food sensation of the year is Samin Nostrat’s Salt Fat Acid Heat — both the book and the four-episode Netflix series. We are particularly enamored by the Netflix segment, Fat, as it was filmed in Italy. The segment features Continue reading A Review: Salt Fat Acid Heat

Notes on the Harvest: Fall 2018

For all farmers, the harvest is the culmination of the year’s work.  It’s no different for those who grow olive trees. And, typically, a good (or bad) year for olives is predicted just a few days or weeks earlier by Continue reading Notes on the Harvest: Fall 2018

The First Olive Oil Awards for 2019: Flos Olei

Marco Oreggia has released previews of the 2019 Flos Olei Guide to excellent olive oil from around the world. Traditionally, this guide is released in December at an awards ceremony in Rome. We begin by celebrating the producers with the Continue reading The First Olive Oil Awards for 2019: Flos Olei

Summer Salad with Controne Beans and Quattrociocchi Olivastro

Italians love their legumes (aka beans). These Controne No-Soak Beans make for quick, healthy salads. With authentic Italian ingredients, from beans to extra virgin olive oil, you’ll have the perfect popular side dish for your next party! The featured ingredients Continue reading Summer Salad with Controne Beans and Quattrociocchi Olivastro

Sunday Supper with Fish, Fennel, and Argento Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sheet pan dinners — for Sunday Dinner or Sunday Supper — seem to be “all the vogue.” For this, we used a roasting pan! You’ll enjoy this simple recipe, perfect for a relaxing evening at home. And it’s even better Continue reading Sunday Supper with Fish, Fennel, and Argento Extra Virgin Olive Oil