Focaccia Pugliese

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.   ContentsWhat is Focaccia?The Savory Focaccia PuglieseFocaccia PuglieseIngredientsInstructions What is Focaccia? Focaccia is a type of Italian bread that uses the same dough as pizzas. […]

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!

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 […]

Italian food, history, recipes, and now WINE!

There’s one very important Italian product that I’ve long wanted to include in your Nonna Box: wine! But if you’ve received one of our product-packed boxes then you know there’s just no way to jam a bottle in there; trust me, I’ve tried. So, while I sipped on a glass of my home region’s Sangiovese […]

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 […]

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

An Authentic Italian Tiramisu recipe for the ages.

  Print ContentsAuthentic Italian Tiramisu RecipeIngredientsFor the coffee mixZabaioneLayersInstructionsFor the coffee dipFor the zabaione fillingLayering the cakeWHAT DOES TIRAMISU MEAN AND WHAT’S THE HISTORY BEHIND IT?WHERE DID TIRAMISU ORIGINATE?HOW IS TIRAMISU SERVED? Authentic Italian Tiramisu Recipe Course Dessert Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 5 hours Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes Servings 12 Author […]

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, […]

Grilled Prawns

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. ContentsEasy Grilled Prawns RecipeGrilled Prawns RecipeIngredientsInstructions Easy Grilled Prawns Recipe The secret to this recipe are the garlic, pepper, and other Italian […]

Mee Jian Kuih

Mee Jian Kuih

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.   ContentsTraditional Fluffy PancakesMee Jian Kuih Recipe (麵煎粿)IngredientsFilling:Instructions Traditional Fluffy Pancakes Also known simply as fluffy peanut pancakes or “Granny” pancakes, this traditional Asian dessert is quite […]

Buttermilk-Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake

Buttermilk-Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake

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 of delicious chips, and the topping is a delectably rich streusel.   ContentsWhat is Streusel?Buttermilk-Chocolate Chip Crumb […]

Steamed Bamboo Pith Rolls

Steamed Bamboo Pith Rolls

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 are shiitake, champignons, straw mushroom, and bamboo pith. ContentsWhat is a Bamboo Pith?Easy Steamed Bamboo Pith Rolls RecipeSteamed […]