Naturally sweetened by the careful and diligent work of honey bees, honey offers us a peek into the many wonders of our natural world. Flavored with the vibrant taste of lemon blossom, clover, pine or any myriad of flowers, it can be hard to believe that the powerful flavors in assorted honeys derives simply from the bee's preferred pollens or nectars and not from manmade essential oils or additives.
We've entered the best time of year: tomato season. Warmed by the hot summer sun, the plump, sweet and earthy fruits are hard to resist when pulled from the vine. A stunning appetizer or salad, this tomato carpaccio comes together quickly and balances the fresh taste of tomatoes with the zing of a caper dressing.
Tickling the appetite with savory local flavors, antipasti is the first course of a formal Italian meal. From cured meats to brined olives, pickled vegetables, capers, tapenades and striking cheeses, there are no strict parameters to limit what you can or cannot include in your antipasti. The only rules are that it must be delicious, bitesized, and shareable. We've put together a guide for how to assemble the best antipasti for your next meal.
From Italy's northernmost region of Terntino-Alto Adige to its southernmost tip of Sicily, succulent stone fruits sweeten Italy from May through September. Offering the irresistibly juicy, sweet, and tart tastes of summertime, we've compiled some of our favorite ways to incorporate the Italian treat into your summer menus.
We've collaborated with talented chef Karen Akunowicz to design an extra virgin olive oil just for her. Drizzled with her exclusive Chef's Blend olive oil, this recipe highlights the qualities of fresh and simple Italian ingredients.
Filled with the sweet acidity of our Original Passata, the tang of fresh alliums, and the body of high quality extra virgin olive oil, this gazpacho soup is quick and simple. Velvety smooth and balanced, we recommend serving this for your next Sunday lunch.
Savory and just a touch sweet, these roasted nuts are unlike any you've ever tried. Combining the herbaceous, umami goodness of our unique Pinzimonio Herb Blend with the rich, creamy sweetness of our Sicilian almonds and pistachios, these nuts will satisfy both your sweet and salty cravings. You might as well triple the batch as they disappear quickly.
Dunked in a creamy garlic sauce or luscious marinara, pizza breadsticks are in a league of their own. Each bite of the doughy saucy goodness is likely to send you into nostalgic longings for family game nights, sleepovers, trips to Blockbuster, sour straws, you know, all that good 90's stuff.