in The Savory Pantry
This week in the Savory Pantry, we’re bringing Italy to your kitchen!
Few scents activate the senses and swell the appetite like earthy truffles. Truffled White Cannellini Beans combine Alba white truffle oil, chunks of Italian black truffle, and classic white beans, providing the perfect topping for crostini, bruschetta, or roasted chicken—or enjoy them as a high-protein, ready meal in and of themselves.
Casina Rossa’s Essential Italian Spice Set shares six iconic Italian spices in a beautifully hued cylinder just right for gifting. With surprisingly versatile applications, flavors will be familiar while adding fresh interest and appeal. Included in this set are chamomile, ground nutmeg, fennel pollen, rosemary, ground myrtle, and anise seeds of the highest quality.
Gluten free Italian is within reach! Organic Red Lentil Sedanini is produced from organic, gluten-free, non-GMO red lentil flour. A tube-shaped pasta between elbow and penne, this brilliantly hued sedanini is a one-of-a-kind version by Rustichella d'Abruzzo, pioneers of the world's finest pasta since the early 1900s. Fussili lovers will enjoy their Organic Green Pea Fussili made of gluten-free, non-GMO green pea flour. The result is subtle and delicious green pea flavor in an artisan pasta that cooks to the perfect al dente bite. For a quick meal, toss with one of our ethically sourced extra virgin olive oils and Wild Mountain Capers from Les Moulins Mahjoub. For a heartier option add grilled chicken and organic artichokes, and toss with a spoonful of the deep, toasted flavor of Black & Bolyard’s Grassfed Brown Butter with Aleppo Pepper.
Accompany your meal with grilled veggies or a salad drizzled with Volpaia White Wine Vinegar, produced in the cellars of a medieval village in the Chianti hills of Tuscany. Rich and aromatic, with tremendous flavor and exceptional roundness, this vinegar is made from wine of Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes from wine carefully percolated through a wooden tower made of old barrels and then aged for nearly 18 months. Crystal clear with golden yellow hues, it adds bright acidity to dishes.
Our Featured Producer:
Healthy Gourmet Kitchen
In Mary Song’s Healthy Gourmet Kitchen, easy meals meet healthful, cost-effective, delicious, global inspirations. From appetizers to mains to desserts, these starter kits are filled with quality veggies, and herbs and spices that are often hand-ground. Her kits have even those who don’t consider themselves cooks saying her slow cooker meals, soups, and dips make them feel like “a real chef.”
Mary’s years of harrowing work schedules and desire to benefit her own health through thoughtful eating led her to launch Healthy Gourmet Kitchen in 2015 in New York state’s Capital District, about half an hour from The Savory Pantry’s Saratoga Store. Mary’s recipes take inspiration from her work and life in the Middle East, global travels, and phenomenal dishes of her own Italian mother-in-law.
Take a peek through the packaging and see the gorgeous colors and layers of flavor you’ll soon be enjoying. Read the labels and rest assured that nearly every dish can be prepared free of gluten, without added MSG, salt, or sugar, is Non-GMO, and is often vegan or offers an option to be prepared as vegan. These are recipes that are sure to please the whole family.
Read our interview with Mary Song on our Taste.Savor.Share Blog.