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 […]
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 […]
Gorgonzola is a delicious blue cheese from the regions of Piedmont and Lombardy in Northern Italy. Gorgonzola takes its name from a town in Lombardy. Every year, the town celebrates “la Sagra del Gorgonzola,” a festival that features the sumptuous cheese, at the end of September. Gorgonzola is made with cow’s milk (unlike the French […]
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!
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! […]
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!