Duck Ragu

Serves 4-6 Why settle for the same old boring pasta sauce…try Duck Ragu, perfect for fall gatherings. INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon Poggi Bonsi Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Trampetti 4 skin-on, bone-in duck legs Sea salt…Continue Reading

Risotto with Beetroot and Pecatini

Recipe courtesy of La Terrazza del Chiostro, Pienza, Italy Serves 6 Ingredients 500 gr. Rice (3 1/2 cups) 500 gr. Beet (3 1/2 cups 70 gr. (1/2 cup) Peconzola (Pecorino blue cheese from Pienza)* 100 ml.…Continue Reading

Scottish Lamb Pie

Meat pies with hot-water crust are hearty and delicious. In the middle ages the crusts were thick and hard and not meant to be eaten, just a vessel for the filling. These crusts are tasty;…Continue Reading

Halibut & Chips

These fish and chips use a traditional British beer batter. Cod or haddock can also be used. Serve with malt vinegar or tartar sauce. A classic side dish is mushy peas. INGREDIENTS For the halibut:…Continue Reading

Ricotta Polpette “Meatless Meatballs”

Makes about 30 generous-sized meatballs. This recipe that originates in Calabria, Italy. The “meatballs” are made with ricotta cheese in place of meat and are part of the Italian “Cucina Povera” or poor kitchen…the food…Continue Reading

Roasted Asparagus Caprese

Full of the fresh flavors of spring, this dish is the perfect accompaniment to roasted meats, but makes a complete vegetarian meal as well. INGREDIENTS 1.5 pounds asparagus 1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved 3 tablespoons Casina Rossa…Continue Reading

Seared Scallops with Romesco Sauce

Romesco Sauce pairs well with any kind of fish or shellfish, but it’s especially delicious with seared scallops. INGREDIENTS 1 cup Romesco Sauce 12 sea scallops, fresh or thawed 2 tablespoons Poggi Bonsi Extra Virgin…Continue Reading

Romesco Sauce

This savory sauce has its origins in the Catalan region of Spain, but ours is full of the flavors of Italy.

Strawberry Risotto

For all those skeptics out there who are a little fearful of this sweet-savory combination…it’s fresh and delicious! The use of the mint oil, fiori salt, and citrus balsamic brings the flavors of an Italian…Continue Reading