Fiori di Zucca, Norcia Style

This is a variation on Penne alla Norcina. We’ve nicknamed it “Heart Attack Pasta”. Be sure to add a glass of wine — for your heart! We think this is even better with Rustichella d’Abruzzo’s Fiori di Zucca, pumpkin pasta. Continue reading Fiori di Zucca, Norcia Style

Branzino Makes the Salad

We’ve been enjoying Branzino on these late summer days. This is our new favorite recipe. Assemble the following for a perfect late-summer salad: Arugula (4 oz) Green Beans (1 lb) Baby potatoes (2 lbs) tossed with extra virgin olive oil* Continue reading Branzino Makes the Salad

Panzanella Highlights Summer Vegetables

  Our panzanella begins with a quick toasting of bread cubes, tossed in a pan with extra virgin olive oil and salt, seasoned with Ravida Sea Salt. 1/2 loaf day-old Ciabatta Cut Ciabatta into 1-inch cubes. Heat 2-3 T extra Continue reading Panzanella Highlights Summer Vegetables

Burrata: Our Best Idea Yet

    Burrata is a fresh, creamy semi-soft Italian cheese. Let’s call it a cousin to fresh mozzarella. Burrata’s outer layer is fresh mozzarella, while the inside is creamy. The soft, stringy curd is milky and buttery. Somehow it is Continue reading Burrata: Our Best Idea Yet

Tomato and Nectarine Summer Salad

Not another Caprese? Try this alternative. It is a riff on a classic! Bright summer flavors, shared by the best of summer fruit, tossed in a refreshing summer salad. This is simply excellent with grilled meats and a sure show-stopper Continue reading Tomato and Nectarine Summer Salad

Visits with Sicilian and Tuscan Producers

June was jam-packed with a visit by Natalia Ravida of the famous Ravida olive oil in Sicily — she had special events in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia!   Later in the month we made our annual trip to the Continue reading Visits with Sicilian and Tuscan Producers

New York Olive Oil Competition 2017

Dateline, New York. We are completely thrilled to be representing so many of the New York Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC) winners, just announced in New York! Our Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Winners include: Fonte di Foiano Grand Cru, Best Continue reading New York Olive Oil Competition 2017

Radicchio and Endive Salad

Toss together a fresh and crispy salad with Radicchio, Endive, and DOP Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Make this salad supreme with Ravida Nocellara del Belice Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Acetaia Cattani White Balsamic Vinegar, and a squeeze of lemon. And, be Continue reading Radicchio and Endive Salad