Years ago, when Chef Rosario was the Executive Chef at a restaurant chain, he paid tribute to the founder, who was born in the Abruzzi region of Italy with this recipe. He called the dish Rigatoni Abruzzi, and it was an instant classic and best seller. The reason for its popularity is that it embodies […]
With the remaining weeks of summer waning, Chef Rosario explains what this time of the year means to him and the recipes he creates. “Summer in my kitchen is synonymous with fresh tomatoes. Whether you grow your own or buy them at a farmer’s market, make sure they are ripe and succulent. Inhale their aroma […]
One of the most popular pasta shapes is FARFALLE. In Italian, farfalle means butterflies, and we can all agree that the shape of farfalle pasta resembles their wings. Aside from the visual beauty of farfalle pasta, it is also important to note its culinary qualities. It is typically made with 100% durum wheat semolina and […]
The Italian Island of Sicily is rich in culinary traditions and home to great artists like the opera composer Vincenzo Bellini. Bellini’s most famous opera is NORMA, and Sicily’s tribute to him is Pasta alla Norma, an irresistible preparation of tubular pasta shapes like ziti, rigatoni, or penne, with eggplant, tomatoes, basil and ricotta salata. […]
EVVIVA, è arrivata la PRIMAVERA! Spring is here. To celebrate, we’ll make the pasta that takes its name from the season. After the heavier comfort food of winter days, our bodies and souls demand light nutritious dishes made with colorful fresh vegetables. A springtime celebration calls for us to “pop” a cork and toast with […]
With comforting ingredients like pumpkin, sage, chicken broth, and cheese, this Pumpkin Pastina is perfect for whipping up on chilly nights!
Chef Rosario’s thoughts:Genoa (Genova) is the capital of the region of Liguria. Perhaps the best-known Ligurian dish is basil pesto genovese—pesto from Genoa. In the past, many Ligurians made their living as sailors and were away from home for months at a time. When they returned, they longed for fresh greens to restore their […]
This recipe is a delicious autumn-inspired variation of the classic Italian “spaghetti aglio-olio” (garlic and olive oil) recipe. No matter how bare their cupboards, most Italians will always have the needed ingredients on hand. Pumpkin and mushrooms have been added to this old favorite to celebrate the fall season! This recipe comes courtesy of Chef […]
This light and refreshing Vegetable Hummus Pasta from Dixya Bhattarai, MS, RD/LD is perfect for warmer months and is our July Pasta Spotlight. Hummus serves as the base, giving it a light and creamy taste that makes it delicious and easy to cook at home!
Enjoy a taste of the Big Apple from the comfort of your own home with this recipe provided by our February Pasta Spotlight, Abbie Gellman, MS, RD, CDN. Presenting the NYC Smoked Salmon “Everything Bagel” Penne; a perfect blend of flavor, healthy ingredients, and easy prep and cooking time!