National Pasta Association spokesperson Chef Rosario shared insights on bucatini in an interview with Salon Magazine. He discussed the ancient origins of bucatini that trace back to Sicily, where long pasta with a whole in the middle was made by hand with the help of a ”ferretto”—an iron or wooden rod. After the invention of […]
For this month’s recipe, Chef Rosario reminisces on his childhood in Italy and the hearty, autumnal meal his mother used to create each season. “Every year after the hot days of summer were over in my native valley, I would hear my mother get up early in the morning to go mushroom hunting in the […]
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. […]
In the Mediterranean island of Sardegna (Sardinia), locals call this pasta “frègula.” In current Italian, it is known as “fregola.” At home, Chef Rosario simply calls it a delicious pasta option! Frègula resembles a large size cous-cous, but it is also reminiscent of other “berry sized” pasta varieties, like “acini pepe” or orzo. The word […]
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 […]
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!
This tasty and filling Tuna Pasta Salad comes to us courtesy of our October Pasta Spotlight, Brynn McDowell, RDN. This recipe boasts many of the health perks commonly found in the Mediterranean Diet, plus is packed with flavor, and can be ready in a flash!
This recipe was shared with Pasta Fits as a part of our December Pasta Spotlight with the Canned Food Alliance! Pasta is the perfect partner for nutrient-rich vegetables. High in fiber, this Tuscan-style pasta dish is gently tossed with a vegetable trio – fresh escarole and flavorful, canned cannellini beans and tomatoes.
A delicious, low calorie (under 130 calories!), and gluten-free rice noodle recipe with mussels, onion, garlic, and bok choy in a great curried coconut sauce. Enjoy:
Instead of bulgur, our take on the traditional Arabian dish of Tabouleh uses whole wheat orzo. Fresh vegetables and spices with a little olive oil and lemon juice this dish will impress your guest and can be thrown together in no time!