Risotto with dried mushrooms

Risotto with dried mushrooms recipe

Quick Navigation Risotto with dried mushroomsIngredientsInstructionsNutrition Keen to try your hand at making risotto? Here’s an easy-to-prepare and authentically Italian risotto recipe made with fragrant and flavorful porcini mushrooms. Print Recipe 5 from 1 vote Risotto with dried mushrooms Risotto with dried mushrooms is the closest to porcini risotto – simply delicious! Prep Time40 minsCook […]

What is Grana Padano? An Immensely Popular Italian Cheese

grana padano wheel

Quick Navigation THE HISTORY OF GRANA PADANOHOW   GRANA   PADANO   IS MADENUTRITIONAL PROPERTIES OF GRANA PADANOCULINARY APPLICATIONS FOR GRANA PADANOTHE GRANA PADANO PROTECTION CONSORTIUM Grana Padano is an immensely popular Italian cheese with a hard, grainy texture and a wonderfully sweet flavor. It is often compared to Parmigiano-Reggiano due to their highly similar texture, flavor and […]

What is Bottarga? How Does It Taste Like?

bottarga on board

Quick Navigation HOW BOTTARGA IS MADETHE HISTORY OF BOTTARGABOTTARGA VS. CAVIAR: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?TUNA BOTTARGA VS. GREY MULLET BOTTARGAWHAT IS BOTTARGA: USES AND CULINARY APPLICATIONS Bottarga is an unfamiliar name to many, but this distinctive ingredient can be found in a wide range of Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese and Greek cuisine. Often referred to as […]

What is Parmigiano Reggiano? Hint: The Best Italian Cheese

parmigiano reggiano market

Quick Navigation THE HISTORY OF PARMIGIANO REGGIANOHOW PARMIGIANO REGGIANO IS MADEPROTECTING A TIME-HONORED HERITAGE: THE PARMIGIANO REGGIANO CONSORTIUMPARMIGIANO REGGIANO VS. PARMESAN CHEESE Parmigiano Reggiano is one of the most popular cheeses on the planet, with a rich history that spans more than nine centuries. This hard, granular cheese is widely hailed for its unique texture […]

The Story of Your Nonna Box

Each month, your Nonna Box arrives with its delicious and story-filled products ready to transport you to Italy via your kitchen. It’s a seamless and tasty experience, and yet so many stars must align before you ever receive your box. Indeed, a couple months ago I struggled to snag the last imported batch of pizzoccheri anywhere in […]

Meet our Tuscan nonna

“I left Radda in Chianti this morning on the 7 a.m. coach and I arrived in Montepulciano around 11:30 a.m. Last night, I couldn’t sleep for excitement,” scrawled Nonna Gabriella in her diary on September 10th, 1955. She was traveling to this “foreign place,” as she described it, for a handicraft exhibition, but little did she know it would […]

Culinary love affair with Liguria

Last week, we began our culinary love affair with Liguria by introducing three of the coming box’s products — and this week we’re continuing the get-to-know-you session. First, meet, pesto. Pesto Genovese to be exact. You two have probably rendezvoused before over a bowl of fettuccini, but did you know that the nut- and basil-based green sauce originates from […]

A closer look at our next region: Liguria!

Liguria Vernazza

I don’t know about you all, but last week’s announcement about our Nonna Box-dedicated wine sommelier had me all kinds of excited — so excited, in fact, that I only briefly mentioned our monthly regional reveal. Now it’s time to give Liguria some love, don’t you think? The crescent-shaped region, which cuddles up against the northwestern […]

Risotto alla milanese con ossobuchi

Risotto alla milanese con ossobuchi

Quick Navigation Risotto alla milaneseOssobucoEasy Risotto alla Milanese con Ossobuchi RecipeRisotto alla milanese con ossobuchiIngredientsInstructionsNutrition A wonderful fusion of two of Lombardy’s savory traditional dishes, Risotto alla milanese con ossobuchi is something your palate should definitely try. After all, nothing says Milanese soul food like this hearty plate of saffron-tinged risotto topped with ossobuchi, or cross-cut […]

Authentic Italian Tiramisu Recipe: The Dessert That Will Be Gone In 3-2-1

An authentic Italian Tiramisu recipe with biscoff.

Quick Navigation Authentic Italian Tiramisu RecipeIngredientsFor the coffee mixZabaioneLayersInstructionsFor the coffee dipFor the zabaione fillingLayering the cakeNutritionWHAT DOES TIRAMISU MEAN AND WHAT’S THE HISTORY BEHIND IT?WHERE DID TIRAMISU ORIGINATE?HOW IS TIRAMISU SERVED?   Print Recipe 5 from 10 votes Authentic Italian Tiramisu Recipe Tiramisu is one of the most famous Italian desserts around the world. […]

Peperoni alla Leccese Recipe – Pugliese Style Bell Peppers

Peperoni alla Leccese Recipe – Pugliese Style Bell Peppers

Quick Navigation Peperoni in Puglian CuisineEasy Peperoni alla leccese RecipePeperoni alla leccese recipeIngredientsInstructionsNutrition Compared to other Italian regions, the concept of cucina povera is most obvious in Puglia. Its cuisine is as rustic as it can get. Indeed, the region is a big player in agriculture, with farmlands going back hundreds of years. So it’s […]

Penne alla Calabrese

penne alla calabrese

Quick Navigation Penne alla CalabreseIngredientsInstructionsNutrition In Calabria, maccaruni d’a zita was always served at wedding luncheons. Today, this pasta is more popularly called penne Zita, which can be used for this Penne alla Calabrese recipe. The differences between regular penne and penne Zita is that the latter has a smoother surface and is slightly bigger […]

Grilled Prawns Recipe – Simply Delicious!

Grilled Prawns Recipe – Simply Delicious!

Quick Navigation Easy Grilled Prawns RecipeGrilled Prawns RecipeIngredientsInstructionsNutrition Seafood dishes have always been a big part of Italian cuisine, especially in the coastal areas. And one delectable seafood dish that you simply shouldn’t miss are these seared crustaceans, a.k.a. Grilled Prawns. Easy Grilled Prawns Recipe The secret to this recipe are the garlic, pepper, and […]

Mee Jian Kuih Recipe – Chinease Peanut Pancake Recipe

Mee Jian Kuih

Quick Navigation Traditional Fluffy PancakesMee Jian Kuih Recipe (麵煎粿)IngredientsFilling:Instructions Craving for some dessert but tired of the same sweet treats? Then, how about some fluffy pancakes with loads of extra scrumptious stuff? It’s called Mee Jian Kuih.   Traditional Fluffy Pancakes Also known simply as fluffy peanut pancakes or “Granny” pancakes, this traditional Asian dessert […]

Buttermilk-Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake Recipe

Buttermilk-Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake

Quick Navigation What is Streusel?Buttermilk-Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake RecipeIngredientsButter Crumb topping:Batter:InstructionsPreparation:To make the topping: Mix the batter:Nutrition Ever heard this quote? “Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is.” Well, that is exactly what you’d think about this Buttermilk-Chocolate Chip Crumb cake. Only the cake is buttermilk-flavored, the chocolate are in the form […]

Steamed Bamboo Pith Rolls Recipe

Steamed Bamboo Pith Rolls

Quick Navigation What is a Bamboo Pith?Easy Steamed Bamboo Pith Rolls RecipeSteamed Bamboo Pith Rolls RecipeIngredientsIngredients 02:Seasoning: InstructionsNutrition Among the most diverse species of produce available in the market today are edible mushrooms. In Asia, much like in Italy, there are many traditional dishes that contain locally grown or harvested mushrooms. Some examples of these […]