Risotto with mushrooms and peas

Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Risotto with mushrooms and peas Author: NonnaBox Ingredients300 grams rice300 grams mushrooms200 grams fresh or frozen shelled peas1 clove finely chopped garliconiondry white wine1 bunch parsley1 carton vegetable brothextra virgin olive oilsaltpeppergrated Parmesan cheese InstructionsFry the finely chopped garlic in a pan. Add the mushrooms and peas, cooking for […]

What is Fontina?

Quick Navigation The History of FontinaFontina: How a World-Class Cheese is MadeFontina and Its Many ImitatorsFontina: The “Anytime Cheese” Fontina is a creamy, semi-firm Italian cheese that comes from cow’s milk. Although there are quite a few cheeses that have similar names (e.g., Fontella, Fontal, Fontinella, etc.), only the Italian Fontina — known as “Fontina […]

Risotto with Grilled Shrimp

Add another risotto recipe to your repertoire with this easy-to-make risotto with grilled shrimp version! Print Recipe 5 from 1 vote Risotto with Grilled Shrimp Servings: 4 Author: Nonna Box Ingredients1 pound large shrimp cleaned and peeled1 teaspoon lemon zest¼ teaspoon red chili flake4 cups shrimp stock*2 tablespoons olive oil divided½ cup white onion diced2 […]

Risotto with dried mushrooms

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 0 from 0 votes Risotto with dried mushrooms Servings: 4 Author: NonnaBox Ingredients1 liter vegetable broth150 g dried porcini mushrooms30 g butter1 onion3 sprigs of parsley400 g rice30 g grated […]

What is Grana Padano?

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 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 history, […]

What is Bottarga?

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?

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 […]

Focaccia Pugliese

Quick Navigation What is Focaccia?The Savory Focaccia PuglieseFocaccia PuglieseIngredientsInstructionsNutrition Which ingredients do you like in your bread? In Focaccia Pugliese, you get not only the dimpled airy bread, but also fresh cherry tomatoes and the lovely aroma of oregano.   What is Focaccia? Focaccia is a type of Italian bread that uses the same dough […]

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 […]