The truth about Trenette Pasta

Trenette with Pesto Genovese, green beans, and potatoes are having a moment. Attenzione, it’s not because most ingredients of this quintessential Ligure dish are in season right now. We have to thank Pixar’s spanking new movie Luca, for the debut of Trenette in the world. It wouldn’t be an animated version of Cinque Terre without…

The Best Pesto Genovese

This is the official recipe for the one and only Pesto Genovese. We learned this recipe from The Pesto King himself, Roberto Panizza, who created the World Pesto Championship. He’s the guy who makes our unparalleled fresh Pesto Genovese, the ready-to-eat version. Roberto believes that Pesto Genovese is not an exact science, you can adjust…

Pesto Genovese Secrets

Run to the farmer’s market, grab the most fresh bunch of basil you can find, and get ready to seriously up your Pesto game. Roberto Panizza is sharing his secrets for the perfect Pesto Genovese. This is the same recipe that he uses for the World Pesto Championship, the international competition invented by Roberto to…

New York Italian Stories

We are so proud to be one of the four stories chosen by the Italian Consulate and filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini for their documentary about Italians in NYC. And we are in great company with Giorgio and Nancy Spanu of Magazzino, doctor Caterina Tiozzo, and Antonio Tomarchio of Cuebiq. It’s a video of hope and resilience,…

Hummus Bottarga

This recipe is the glorious tahini-less bottarga hummus that we make every summer. We are kind of obsessed with it.  We first learned this recipe from the wonderful Stefania Barzini. Stefania, thank you for introducing us and all of our friends to the chickpea + bottarga combination: this recipe is facilissima e buonissima, so simple…

Get Suspicious

When the label of your Balsamic Vinegar lists more than ONE ingredient, get suspicious. Real, honest, good Balsamic Vinegar is made applying traditional techniques and incredible craftsmanship to one simple ingredient: 100% GRAPE JUICE In Vignola, in the province of Modena, Mariangela Montanari and her balsamic family run La Ca dal Non, passing down the art of…

Bean Stew

“Healthy comfort food” isn’t necessarily an oxymoron. Trust us: this bean and vegetable stew is anything but a penance. It’s a creamy and tasty soup that can be declined year-round using seasonal vegetables, and it’s a great way to empty your crisper drawer when your veggies are about to wilt. So how does an uninspiring…

The perfect Moka Coffee

Giamaica Coffee is selected, roasted, and ground with incredible attention to detail by Simone Frasi in Verona. Simone learned the art of coffee roasting from his father, the legendary Gianni Frasi. Simone is as perfectionist a coffee roaster as he is a coffee drinker. Here are some of his secrets for brewing the absolute best coffee using the Moka pot….

Caffè Leccese: iced coffee with almond milk

This one is a real treat. A summer coffee preparation traditional to Puglia, that became popular in every Italian coffee shop. It’s a mix between iced coffee and affogato, featuring the luscious addition of homemade almond milk. A sweet, satisfying, perfect break for a hot afternoon!

Shakerato Giamaica Coffee

Shakerato is the Italian alternative to your afternoon iced coffee. It is round, low in acidity, and so refreshing. Simone Frasi, the master roaster of Giamaica caffè, takes his shakerato rigorously without sugar and loves to serve it in a martini cocktail glass. Don’t be fooled. You don’t need a fancy shaker to make this…