Gentile Bucatini Pasta
Gentile [gen-tee-lay] Pasta — a chef favorite for its superior taste and forgiving nature— it maintains its texture even when overcooked and/or reheated. The shape “Bucatini” [boo-ka-tee-nee] looks similar to spaghetti on the outside but means “little holes” and refers to the hole in the center of each noodle, which traps sauce and yummy flavors and provides an incredible depth of flavor and texture. (Plus, it’s just fun to eat!)
San Marzano Jarred Tomatoes from San Nicola dei Miri
Some tomatoes are labeled “San Marzano” referring to the type of tomato, and not necessarily where the tomato was grown. These DOP tomatoes are the real thing— San Marzano tomatoes from the area around Napoli where this variety originated— packed in a jar (as opposed to a can) these are about as close as you can get to the original tomato without booking a flight to Napoli and digging around in the volcanic soil yourself. Use it in Simple Sauce and its many variations!
Umbrian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, D.O.P.
This typical Umbrian oil is a blend of Moraiolo, Leccino, and Frantoio olives grown in central Italy, specifically the beautiful area around Spoleto and the Assisi hills. Simply put, this oil is spectacular; enjoy its fruity flavor and slightly peppery finish on crusty bread, or drizzle as a finishing oil on all your savory dishes.
Malpighi Saporoso Riserva 6 year Balsamic Vinegar
Saporoso means “tasty” in Italian and this traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena definitely lives up to its name. The aging process of six years in wooden barrels, and then an additional six months in steel barrels, produces an incredible balsamic – a richness in density, color and taste that will instantly make your everyday dishes more special.