FOOD CULTURE

September 5, 2018

Italian cuisine is widely known for its use of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Italian's are also known for mixing locally sourced and readily available foods from all food groups into a large nutrient-packed salad. Stone fruit is native to Italy, particularly the souther...

February 13, 2018

Pesto derived from the Italian word pestare, to crush or clobber, is a traditional sauce originated in Genoa, Northern Italy. Purists will vigorously muddle basil, pine nuts, garlic, salt and olive oil in a mortar and pestle, finished with cheese from Parma and Sardini...

February 22, 2017

The heart of any Italian's home is the kitchen! Stock your pantry the Living in Italian way with Fiorella's top 5 staples to dress up any Italian dish or add an Italian flare to any protein or vegetable dish!

Top 5 Living in Italian Pantry Staples:

Pantry Staple #1: Mari...

November 21, 2016

As I always say, treat your veggies right, and they will treat you right! I'm adding a twist to my Aunt Grazziella's pumpkin recipe using one of my pantry staples! My Zucca with Pesto is a perfect dish to serve at any dinner or holiday party! 

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February 17, 2015

 

 

 

There is nothing better in this weather than a perfectly crunchy Panini, particularly when you use crunchy bread (Check out my Top Bread here!) & eat it along some savory soups (Check out my Top Soups here)! Make these Healthy Panini anytime!  

 

 

Mortadella & Pistach...

November 17, 2014

Radish Cole Slaw (recipe below)

Healthy, shmealthy! Thanksgiving sides are supposed to be delicious, hearty and feel like home. With these recipes you can have both! Using seasonal foods and great condiments, dressings and fresh ingredients they will everyone healthy an...

September 17, 2014

Watch my mother and I prepare my pesto with beautiful produce from the Columbus Farmer's Market in New Jersey! Check out the recipe here

Fiorella's Pesto

  • 2 lbs of Fresh Basil

  • 1 cup of salted cashews, almond, and hazelnuts (roast at 350 for 6 minutes)

  • Juic...

May 26, 2014

I grew up eating pesto, although it isn’t typically a southern Italian sauce. I didn't really understand the absolute sheer deliciousness of it until I went to Northern Italy to visit Lake Cuomo and Cinque Terre. Pesto originated in Genoa in the Ligurian region of Nort...

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