Panettone And Pandoro With A Cult Following

ur warehouse is flush with freshly baked Panettone and Pandoro. Amazing, delicious, mind-altering Biasetto Panettone and Pandoro! Every single one of these holiday breads is made by hand using a 90 year old sourdough starter and the most fabulous and clean ingredients on the planet. If you’re reading this (ciao amici!), chances are you already know…

New Harvest EVOO

The first Olio Nuovo from Italy just landed in the USA and it’s Quinta Luna extra virgin olive oil! 2020 has been a phenomenal olive year for the Gaudenzi family. When they started the harvest, just a few weeks ago, the olives looked absolutely healthy and plump. This pic of Gaudenzi Leccino olives was taken just…

Dried figs, finalmente

Fagottino is Italian for bundle. Santomiele Dried Fig Fagottino is a traditional bundle of sweets from Cilento, in Campania. Look at Signora Rosetta at work, that’s the exact way they make every single one of these fig fagottini, carefully by hand. Each delicate packet contains an abundance of flavors and textures: ✤ These White Dottato figs are prized…

Vesuvius Volcanic Tomatoes

From the incredibly lush land at the foot of Mount Vesuvius (see pic!) comes this mind blowing heritage tomato. Piennolo tomatoes represent the essence of Campania’s volcanic terroir. The strong sun and mineral rich lava soil create a concentrated, unique flavor profile that will shake up your tastebuds. PIENNOLO TOMATO FACTS: 🍅 They have a small…

It’s new! Frutti di Bosco by Marco Colzani

It took us just one spoonful to decide that this was going to be the next addi(c)tion to our Marco Colzani collection: Lake Como Forest Berry Jam is here! It goes without saying that these are not just ANY berries. When we talk about forest berries, we mean raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, red and black currants from a…

Vendemmia in Modena

September and October in Italy are vendemmia time, grape harvest season. This year in Modena, Emilia Romagna the vendemmia was phenomenal. The grapes were plump, healthy, and perfectly sugary; exactly the right kind of grapes for making the best balsamic vinegar. For this year’s vendemmia we had a detailed balsamic reportage by our friend Viola Buitoni….

What is REAL whole wheat

When Mark Bittman teams up with Melissa McCart to investigate the world of whole wheat, we just watch in awe. It is a complex topic, full of technical words and controversial opinions. But Bittman and McCart, with the help of local grain experts at Community Grains and Dr. David Killilea, the biochemist studying commercial whole…

The Health Wonders of Raw Honey

Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibiotic! The list of honey’s beneficial properties could go on and on. But, does all honey have an equal benefit for our health? Oh, no. As honey producer Luigi (the guy in yellow) points out, honey is good for you as long as it’s pure and free of contaminants. In fact, Luigi’s honey…

Not All Salt is Created Equal

Where would we be without Salt? – James Beard Gucciardo Sea Salt from Trapani, Sicily, is the maximum expression of sea salt. It is harvested by hand and it is totally raw. It is unwashed and unbleached, an absolutely beautiful salt. Next time you have the chance, try a pinch of your supermarket table salt…

Nancy Harmon Jenkins cooks with EVOO

Our friend Nancy Harmon Jenkins, a very talented food writer and journalist, just published an article that filled us with joy and flavorful memories. Nancy starts off with a point that is quintessential to the Italian cuisine: Like thousands of cooks all over the Mediterranean world of healthful and delicious food, you can indeed cook…