Italian Recipes For All Epicurean Explorers!

You know the rhyme: “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue!” To celebrate the Discovery of the New World, here are a few Italian recipes for all of our “Epicurean Explorers”!

Launch your voyage with with these of endive “boats” or barquettes ladled with taleggio and ricotta cheese and wildflower honey [above]! This delicious recipe comes to us from the Consorzio Tutela Taleggio, which aims to protect and promote the production of food from Val Taleggio! Val Tallegio is in the Alpine valley in the Italian region of Lombardy. Get the recipe here.

This Garganelli Pasta with Prosciutto di Parma will have your crew saying “Voglio di più!”— or “I want more!” in Italian! Our friends at Parma Crown, which provided this recipe, tell us prosciutto di parma can only be produced from the hind legs of specially selected heritage breed pigs, raised in 11 regions of Italy, and approved by the Consorzio! Get the recipe here!

Need a vino? Watch Goodtaste this weekend for my Italian Wine Finds! Showtimes here!

Italian cooking doesn’t get any simpler than sensational salads like the Insalata Naomi from Giacomo’s Cibo e Vino in Houston! They shared this recipe for an organic apple cider vinaigrette you can pair with bresaola [air dried salted beef], fresh arugula, shaved parmesan, and marinated mushrooms!

Go back in time to Old World Italy with Hotel Granduca’s Saffron-Ricotta Gnocchi! Ragu all Bolognese and Parmigiano Reggiano make for a luxurious dish you can make right at home! Get the recipe here!

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