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 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
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
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
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
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
Springtime Asparagus, Peas, and Lemon Risotto Risotto is a great base for all kinds of vegetables. The goal is al dente rice and a loose consistency. This risotto makes the most of the favorite spring vegetables: asparagus and peas!
Cherry Thyme Champagne Cocktail: This festive drink was crafted for the winter holidays. It’s also the perfect “Red” for any “Red, White, and Blue Holiday”.
Our friend Donata Origo, of Chiarentana has provided three heart-healthy, traditional Tuscan recipes for us to share with you. For each recipe she recommends her favorite extra virgin olive oil.
On Filippo Alampi’s recent visit (remember, he’s from Fattoria Ramerino in Tuscany), we selected Quattrociocchi’s Novello for a homemade mayonnaise (to serve with All-American) lobster rolls. We had a bit of time to experiment in the kitchen and in 10 Continue reading Homemade Mayonnaise with Quattrociocchi Novello Olive Oil