Risotto with Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Risotto with Grilled Shrimp Recipe recipe

Add another risotto recipe to your repertoire with this easy-to-make risotto with grilled shrimp version! Do you happen to have leftovers grilled shrimps? This is a delicious way to combine use them! *The shrimp stock is a key component in layering the shrimp flavor throughout the entire dish. It can be made by simmering 2½ […]

What is Bottarga? How Does It Taste Like?

bottarga on board

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 the “poor man’s caviar”, bottarga (also spelled “bortago”) is the salted and dried egg pouch (roe) of either tuna or grey mullet. This culinary gem […]

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 […]

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

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 veal shanks. One of the key ingredients is, of course, a flavor-absorbing rice called carnaroli, which we […]

Penne alla Calabrese

penne alla calabrese

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 in diameter. According to tradition, […]