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. […]
This month’s featured recipe from Chef Rosario is two-fold: Fusilli Pugliesi (Fusilli with broccoli) with Muddica (Sicilian toasted bread crumbs). As a matter of fact, Fusilli pasta was Chef Rosario’spasta of choice in his first recipe published in the United States almost forty years ago. At the time, he and his wife owned a small […]
Some say, “Pasta fazool,” others, “Pasta e fasoi,” and still others, “Pasta e fagioli.” It all depends whether you are in Naples, Venice, Florence or even Brooklyn. Whatever dialect you are familiar with, this homey soup is a quintessential Italian/Mediterranean comfort food guaranteed to cheer you up in winter. Try out Chef Rosario Del Nero’s […]
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 […]
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!
Indulge in the festive flavors of this Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce brought to us by our December Pasta Spotlight, Sammi Haber Brondo, RDN. This recipe isn’t only delicious, but also comes complete with all the health benefits found in whole wheat pasta. Even better, the recipe prep and cook time is a total breeze! […]
Enjoy all the flavors of Fall with this ravioli dish featuring butternut squash and sausage. Cook it up on a cool night to enjoy some comfort food!
Looking for a simple meal or side dish to please all members of the family? This Herbed Pastina dish checks all the boxes and can be made in just 15 minutes!
This pasta recipe embodies the flavors of Fall, featuring fresh ingredients like apples and chestnuts and flavorful seasonings like thyme and sage. It works great as a side dish or a main!
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!