Braised Lamb Chops with Potato & Pepper Gratin
*Courtesy of Melissa Muller, author of Sicily
Anthropologist and author Melissa Muller has always been passionate about the history of food and how that is intertwined with the culture and history of a region. Perhaps nowhere is this more relevant than the island of Sicily, where foods have been introduced to the island through the various historical conquests and dominions of it’s fertile lands. Muller, who grew up visiting Sicily each summer and now lives there year-round, has shared this month’s subscription recipe with us from her cookbook, Sicily, which includes the cultural and historical nuances associated with the traditional recipes featured.
The Taste of Elegance
Inhale the aroma of this powerful vinegar and be greeted with a woodsy, acidic-sweetness. Once it touches your tongue, the taste of sour cherries and freshly picked summer raspberries bursts forward immediately before moving through the sweetly-bitter flavors of darkly caramelized sugar, and leaving you with the most subtle aftertaste of freshly ground coffee. Using only the deftest touch do we craft, age and bottle the smooth, elegant taste of this syrupy elixir for you to enjoy.
For the Bold
This bold and beautiful extra virgin olive oil greets you with the fiery essence of young, healthy olives and opens on your palate with flavors of tomato leaf, freshly cut green grass, and rich earthy soil, leaving you with a hint of white pepper in your throat and a refreshing emboldened state of mind. Experience the strength, endurance and vitality of Sicilian terroir within the sun-ripened skins of our olives.
Salt Infused with Oregano and Lemon
The perfect touch when grilling white meats and simply sensational on vegetables, the 100% organic Sicilian Sea Salt and Herb Blend sources air-dried oregano, hand-picked lemon peel and black pepper from the fields of La Furtuna Estate. Find yourself hypnotized by notes of zesty citrus and subtle heat from crisp peppercorn in one of our favorite herbed sea salt blends.
Delicate and Unique Herbaceousness
While oregano leaves are known to host a strong, earthy flavor with an astringent spice, wild oregano flowers are more delicate and unique. At La Furtuna Estate, we choose to harvest the flowers because they encapsulate more essential oils than the rest of the plant, procuring an enticing fresh and floral flavor. Just a pinch of our organic dried oregano seasoning is all you need to take your tastebuds for a peppery, earthy and floral ride.
About Società Bona Furtuna
What is Società Bona Furtuna?
It’s a monthly food subscription box featuring Bona Furtuna products. It's also an exclusive Bona Furtuna club membership that gets you early access to new items, harvests, and special discounts.
How does the subscription program work?
Once you sign up, you will receive a box of Bona Furtuna premium Italian fare (3-5 items) every month and can cancel at any time. Each box also has a recipe that uses all of the products included.
Do you ship the fresh items needed for the recipes?
We do not ship any of the fresh items, only the Bona Furtuna products and farm-exclusive items that each monthly recipe is centered around.
I don’t have a lot of time, how long do the recipes take?
All of our recipes are targeted to be ready in 30 minutes, but there is an occasional recipe that may take longer. Our priority is to have beautiful Sicilian recipes that are simply delicious.
Can I give a subscription to someone as a gift?
Of course! Check out our Gift Subscription options here. Remember to include a gift message on the Shopping Cart page before you checkout!
Do I have to get a box every month?
We offer our recurring subscription in three options: every month, every other month, and every three months (quarterly).
How do gift subscriptions work?
The gift recipient will receive a box of Bona Furtuna premium Sicilian fare (3-5 items) for 1, 3, or 6 months depending on which gift option you select. Each box will also have a recipe that uses all of the products included.
What if I want to continue my subscription after the gift period ends?
Order our Monthly Subscription after the gift subscription ends to continue to enjoy all of the Sicilian deliciousness and Bona Furtuna elite status you've grown accustomed to.
Billing & Shipping
I just joined Società, when will I receive my first box?
Orders placed on the 1st-10th of the month will ship out the next business day. Orders placed on the 11th-31st of the month will ship out on the 1st business day of the following month and should arrive within 3-7 days of shipping (Ex: an order placed on March 15th will ship on April 1st).
When will I be billed?
You are billed the day you place your first order, and then on the 1st of every month you receive an order.
Gift Subscriptions are billed all at once at the time of purchase.
Why doesn't my discount code work on Società Subscriptions?
Società Bona Furtuna Subscriptions are excluded from almost all discount code offers, unless noted otherwise. Our Subscriptions already offer products at a bundled discount and include free shipping.
How much is shipping?
Società Bona Furtuna subscription boxes all have free standard shipping within the continental US. Shipping to HI/AK/Territories is $19.95.
What countries do you ship to?
We are currently shipping our subscription box to the United States only.
Can I buy just one box?
Yes, check out our 1-Month Gift Subscription if you are interested in a single box for yourself or as a gift.
Can I skip a month?
Absolutely. Login to your account at least three days before the 1st of the month and you can select SKIP under the "Order Schedule" tab.
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When do boxes ship?
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If it’s your first Società box, it will depend on when you ordered it. Orders placed on the 1st-10th of the month will ship within 24 hours and your second box will be shipped on the 1st of the following month. Orders placed on the 11th-31st of the month will start on the 1st of the following month.
It’s the middle of the month and I just placed an order- do I have to wait until the first of the month?
Eager to get your order right away? Send us an email and we'll do our best to get your first box started early.
Are your subscription sets vegan or vegetarian-friendly?
All of our products are vegan with the exception of our Stuffed Peppers with Tuna. Some of the recipes for the subscription may call for meat or cheese, but these can easily be substituted for a meat or cheese alternative.
Do you offer gluten-free options?
We unfortunately do not have a gluten-free option currently. All of our products except our pasta are free of gluten. About 2/3 our monthly subscription sets will contain a box of pasta.
Are all of the products organic and non-GMO?
Yes, all of the Bona Furtuna products are certified organic and non-GMO with the exception of our 100% Pure Sicilian Sea Salt. Any farm-exclusive products included will also be organic and non-GMO, but they will not be certified as such.
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Luke, we're so glad that you enjoyed the gift subscriptions!