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Summer is here and we are coming up close to the Fourth of July. It’s the time to gather with family and friends to converse and celebrate with each other.To accompany a gathering, use prosciutto. Supermarket Italy provides excellent Italian prosciutto brands, such as Colori e Sapori, Grassi Giuseppe, and Speck. We carry Parma ham as well, with the stamp of authenticity form the consorzio in Italy. Prosciutto has many uses including exceptional prosciutto recipes. Prosciutto is used in pastas, salads, pizzas, and sandwiches.Italy is known for their astounding cuisine. Italians traditionally present delicious prosciutto wrapped around melon. This well-known tradition is one of the best appetizers to present to family and friends. When planning for a family and/or friend gathering, use Italian prosciutto in appetizers and main dishes. Remember, the difference between Parma and other types of "prsut" always comes down to taste. 

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Balsamic Vinegar: A real summer treat

In the summer, people take breaks from working and school to take a time to refresh. Eating salad with fresh vegetables can be a healthy and refreshing side dish or meal. Instead of using very heavy salad dressings like Ranch or Thousand Island, use Italian extra virgin olive oil and traditional Italian balsamic vinegar. With [...]

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Italian coffee culture: Is it coming to America?

In the United States, everything is done with speed. Life is fast, and sometimes quality is lost because of it. This is especially true with the American coffee culture. Large chain coffee shops are becoming fast food restaurants. A cappuccino comes out quick but with little crema. An espresso is being replaced with a cold [...]

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The one and only....... Luxardo Cherry!

In order to understand why Luxardo Maraschino Cherries are so special, we must first delve in to the question "what or who is Luxardo?". Girolamo Luxardo is an Italian liqueur company founded in 1821 in Croatia. They are famous for making Liquore Maraschino, a liqueur made from the distillation of Marasca cherries. Almost a century later, the company [...]

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Anellini al Forno - Baked Sicilian Anellini Pasta

Anellini al Forno is a classic dish from Sicily. It's perfect to make for Sunday dinners, holidays or any special occasion. This is a dish that is served for Christmas or other special occasions in Sicily. You can substitute any small pasta, such as elbows, for the anellini, but the pasta rings are what make this dish authentic. For [...]

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It's Soup Season! Pasta E Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli Pasta e fagioli, meaning "pasta and beans", is a traditional Italian dish. Like many other Italian favorites including pizza and polenta, the dish started as a peasant dish, being composed of inexpensive ingredients. Serving Size: 4-6 1 cup dry cannellini beans, soaked (or 14oz can of cannellini beans) 1 cup ditalini pasta or small shelled pasta 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Optional: [...]

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Sunday Classic Lasagna

Sunday Classic Lasagna Serving Size: 6-812 lasagna noodles1 lb Italian sausage1 can crushed tomatoes2 cans tomato paste2 cans tomato sauce1/2 cup diced onions2 cloves chopped garlic1 cup shredded carrots1/2 cup red wine1/2 cup water2 tbsp sugar1 tsp celery seed2 tsp basil4 tbsp parsley1 tsp salt1 tsp oregano1/2 tsp pepper23 oz ricotta cheese1/2 tsp nutmeg1 egg1 pd shredded mozzarella cheese1 cup [...]

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Summer Farro Salad

If you're unfamiliar with this ancient grain, get ready to fall in love at first bite! Farro can be used in an easy light salad like this, or even in rich risottos. It has a nutty texture and has the same nutritional benefits as brown rice. Try this recipe as a side dish, or even [...]

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Bucatini Carbonara

Often times when you order carbonara, it is now filled with cream and wine. We're taking it back to the traditional, authentic way - maintaining the rich taste but with simple ingredients.  Bucatini Carbonara Serving Size: 4 Ingredients 1 lb (500g) bucatini or spaghetti 5 extra large eggs 3/4 cup equal parts fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino Romano cheese, plus extra for serving 1/2 lb pancetta or guanciale, diced Extra [...]

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Get the Summer Grill Ready!

We're full swing into summer now and with July 4th approaching, it's only natural to be yearning for those delicious and easy grill recipes! Here are 3 of our favorites for those meat lovers. Grilled Chicken Marinated in Mustard & Herbs Serving Size: 4 Ingredients 6 pcs of chicken - drumsticks and thighs suggested  1 1/2 cups of loosely packed herbs [...]

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