A Grand Opening Event with Domenica Marchetti

We were so lucky to host Domenica Marchetti in the new Olio2go store last evening. Our customers enjoyed speaking with her about pasta making (techniques for gnocchi) and their favorite recipes from her cookbooks: The Glorious Pasta of Italy, Big Continue reading A Grand Opening Event with Domenica Marchetti

Perfect Pizza, Authentically Italian

Homamade Arugula Pizza

Whether you call it, late summer or early fall, this season is the ideal time for an evening of pizza.  Our test kitchen selections were crafted with Crudo Extra Virgin Olive Oil and we substituted Franca Franzoni Chestnut Honeyfor the Continue reading Perfect Pizza, Authentically Italian

Cappuccino’s Pasta Salad

Some time ago, there was a small café in Newport, RI, called Cappuccino’s. It seemed that I enjoyed their pasta salad for days on end and eventually deconstructed it to develop a similar recipe. This has become a summertime favorite Continue reading Cappuccino’s Pasta Salad

Live the Good Life in Tuscany

Are you dreaming of Tuscany? We can help with our step by step guide: 1. Order a Tuscan extra virgin olive oil from Olio2go. This week, we’re recommending Pace da Poggio Etrusco from the estate of Pamela Sheldon Johns. We Continue reading Live the Good Life in Tuscany

A Tale of Two Biscotti

My passions for Italian food and culture are carried forth in any number of ways. I visit every “Italian store” I can find (often comparing it to the store of my childhood, Bari Imports, with its barrels of baccala). If Continue reading A Tale of Two Biscotti

A Tribute to Nonna: Recipes My Nonna Taught Me

Over a dozen years ago, Francena captured the recipes she learned at her grandmother’s side and recorded them as a gift to future generations. Since that time, this charming and folksy cookbook has sold 10,000 copies. Filled with family photos Continue reading A Tribute to Nonna: Recipes My Nonna Taught Me

The Glorious Pasta of Italy Cookbook

Every now and then there’s a cookbook that becomes part of the family treasure, holding more memories than the sterling silver, to be passed through the generations. Years from now grandchildren will refer to the dates and notes in the Continue reading The Glorious Pasta of Italy Cookbook