From Chef Rosario: The name tagliatelle comes from the Italian verb “tagliare,” which means “to cut.” The name fettuccine comes from the noun “fettucce,” which means thin slices or ribbons. What’s the difference? Tagliatelle are popular in the region of Emilia Romagna and Fettuccine in Lazio. However, the two kinds of pasta are very similar […]
From Chef Rosario: Sardegna (Sardinia in English) is a fascinating island in the middle of the Mediterranean. Italians love Sardegna for its crystal-clear waters, mozzafiato (breathtaking) seascapes, and its unique mouthwatering cuisine. When I was growing up, I was fortunate enough to spend a few summers in Sardegna because my father worked there for a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Penne shares the award for being one of the most popular pasta shapes in the world with spaghetti. In Italian, “penne” is the plural of the word “penna,”which means “quill.” But let’s switch to the deliciously edible variety of penne: Penne pasta! The recipe that Chef Rosario is featuring this month is his own interpretation […]
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!
An Italian classic meal gets a fresh take with flavorful ingredients.