How To Make Italian Soffritto

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Each cuisine has a version of a soffritto used as the base for soups, stews, and sauces. In Italian, it’s spelled soffritto and is derived from the verb soffriggere which means ‘under-fried’ or ‘fried slowly’. However, each culture has its own unique spelling, name, and/or ingredients for soffritto. For example, in Hispanic cuisine, you can … Read more

Tomato Toast Recipe

This tomato toast was way too beautiful to not receive its own dedicated post and mini recipe. Is it breakfast, a snack, or technically bruschetta? How about today we skip labels and enjoy life. Putting The Toast Together This toast is composed of bread, ricotta, and slightly blackened roasted tomatoes. Make sure the ricotta is … Read more

Roasted Tomatoes Recipe

This is a recipe for roasted tomatoes, which kind of sounds like it’s a recipe for tomato confit. But it’s not as we don’t really cook the tomatoes low and slow. We created slightly charred, melt-in-your-mouth tomatoes that can be spread on bread or remixed into Pasta al Pomodoro 2.0. The garlic can still be … Read more

Tomato Salad Recipe (Insalata di Pomodoro)

There are few things that scream summer more than this tomato salad recipe. This is actually a riff on Lina’s Insalata di Pomodoro Calabrese recipe. The underripe tomatoes, peperoncino, and mix of basil and oregano make a ‘sauce’ you’ll want to drink straight out of the bowl! Making Tomato Salad With Green Tomatoes We’re partial … Read more

Pasta With Tomato Sauce Recipe (Pasta al Pomodoro 2.0)

Pasta with tomato sauce is one of the classics. It’s a dish we all know and (mostly) love. And to be honest it’s a perfect dish. While we have absolutely zero qualms about making and eating the same dish over and over (looking at you Pasta Aglio e Olio), there’s always room for experimentation. Especially … Read more

Fried Zucchini Fritters Recipe (Frittelle di Zucchine)

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The much-anticipated zucchini fritters recipe is finally here and it’s an especially good one! Zucchini fritters, or Frittelle di Zucchine as they’re called in Calabria, are one of our favorite ways to use up the abundance of zucchini we accumulate each summer. The funny thing is we don’t grow zucchini. We just keep buying and … Read more

Pesto di Zucchine Recipe

Pesto Season It’s pesto season and today professional pasta maker Alessandra Lauria is sharing her pesto di zucchine recipe! Pesto is one of those sauces that’s nearly impossible to mess up. With basil season upon us that also means it’s time to start making this incredible sauce. There are many different types of pesto. Some … Read more

Fried Artichoke Hearts Recipe (Carciofi Fritti)

After Holiday season there’s one thing we particularly look forward to eating and that’s fried artichoke hearts (carciofi fritti). Everyone in Italy seems to be making artichokes on social right now. And well, it’s because artichokes are literally everywhere. Artichoke Season in the Northern Hemisphere Artichoke season in the northern hemisphere is from February to … Read more

Fettuccine with Porcini Mushrooms (Fettuccine ai Funghi Porcini)

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We shared photos of this fettuccine with porcini mushrooms on social media and our inbox imploded, everyone wanted the recipe. Well, we do love a good white sauce and porcini mushrooms are delicious regardless if they’re dried, frozen, or at their peak freshness in the fall so here you go! How To Find Good Porcini … Read more