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

Sunny Winter Salads

Add sunshine with citrus! You can get this great recipe at ProudItalianCook’s Blog. This salad is fresh and flavorful! Arugula, your favorite citrus, fresh mozzarella and more. Our favorite drizzle? Tenuta di Capezzana Olio Nuovo! The Prosciutto & Persimmon appetizer, on Continue reading Sunny Winter Salads

Prep Your Pantry: Blizzard Ready Foods from Italy

  Sooner or later, much of the country will be inundated by a storm. At this time of year, snow storms and blizzards reign. Is your pantry ready to make the most of your time at home? Recently, more than Continue reading Prep Your Pantry: Blizzard Ready Foods from Italy

Celebrate with Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP in your Drinks!

We have so many ideas for cocktails crafted with balsamic vinegar! Add some flair to your next gathering with authentic Italian beverages, featuring balsamic vinegar, oranges, and even blueberries!

How to Dress a Salad: Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Parmigiano-Reggiano DOP This salad makes the most of the truly special flavors of good olive oil and balsamic vinegar, perfectly paired with DOP Parmiggiano Reggiano. Here’s how to dress a salad: 1 clove Continue reading How to Dress a Salad: Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Agrumato Orange

Perfect for late summer, grab some Brussels Sprouts and marry them with the flavors of orange and cranberry! This is not a conventional recipe, with exact measurements and precise weights. This is a taste-and-adjust recipe.

A Still Life for Rich Flavor with Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

Here we are in the middle of summer with this glorious bounty of produce — and the Italian specialties that bring it to life — packed with flavor for your dining!

Scenes from the 2013 Fancy Food Show

                     We are often asked how often we travel to Italy on buying trips (usually twice a year) but there’s one event in the U.S. that brings amazing choices to our shores. Continue reading Scenes from the 2013 Fancy Food Show

Food Tourists in Tuscany

There it was! In Florence, Learning the Secrets of Tuscan Food I’ll admit, the photo of bottle of traditional balsamic vinegar (from the Modena consortium)** is what first caught my eye when I grabbed the Travel section of The Washington Continue reading Food Tourists in Tuscany

Forbes: Best Restaurant in Italy?

Don’t miss this Forbes article on Chef Massimo Bottura and his new restaurant in Modena, The Best Restaurant in Italy or the Best Restaurant in the World. If you haven’t time to plan a trip or are unable to get Continue reading Forbes: Best Restaurant in Italy?