6 of the Best Tips for Cooking Italian Cuisine

June 16th, 2017
Discover the secret to cooking delicious italian cuisine!

Discover the secret to cooking delicious Italian cuisine!

One of the wonderful things about Italian cuisine is the diversity of ingredients and style available. Along with its health benefits, Italian cuisine is easily cooked at home if you know the following tips: Read the rest of this entry »

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Pasta

June 9th, 2017
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Learn the best tips and tricks to cooking your own pasta!

While we love when your family joins us at Basta Pasta, we know that every bowl of delicious pasta you eat isn’t from our kitchen! Italian cuisine is one of the most delicious and deliciously simple global cuisines. Here are four of the most common mistakes that chefs make when cooking pasta, and the cooking tips to remedy them. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Fun Facts About Spaghetti

June 1st, 2017
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How much do you know about spaghetti?

When you think of a classic Italian menu, Spaghetti is probably one of the first things that pops into your mind. A common dish in American and Italian households alike, this week we are going to explore some fun facts about spaghetti! Read the rest of this entry »

How to Pair Food & Wine Like a True Italian

May 26th, 2017
Cheers to fresh food and old wine!

Cheers to fresh food and old wine!

If you are interested in putting some mangia in your Memorial Day weekend, these wine pairings and food pairings will ensure that everyone visiting your home knows you’re an expert in Italian cuisine! Read the rest of this entry »

The 5 Essential Italian Herbs

May 19th, 2017
Fresh herbs add flavor and texture to every great Italian dish!

Fresh herbs add flavor and texture to every great Italian dish!

Italian cuisine is frequently enjoyed all around the world. There are all sorts of herbs in Italian cooking that make dishes taste so delicious. In addition to adding immense flavor to a meal, Italian herbs provide several health benefits. Read the rest of this entry »

A Brief History of the Insalata Caprese

May 2nd, 2017
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Try our very own family recipe!

One of the most delicious dishes found in all of Italian cuisine is Caprese salad or the Insalata Caprese. This dish marries some of the most notable ingredients in Italian cuisine including tomatoes, olive oil, fresh mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil. The dish has been popular for many decades, but where did it actually come from? Read the rest of this entry »

Three Steps to Making a Delicious Bruschetta

April 28th, 2017
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Bruschetta is traditionally served with toasted baguette.

Bruschetta is a staple antipasto or, starter dish in all Italian cooking.  It’s traditionally served with grilled garlic bread and topped with olive oil and salt. Other variations include sauces, toppings of tomato, other vegetables, cheeses or even meat. Let’s explore three steps you can take to make a delicious bruschetta for your next meal. Read the rest of this entry »

Cheers To Your Health & Italian Cuisine!

April 21st, 2017
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Improve your health with a diet based on fresh Italian cuisine.

Before you twirl your fork into that fresh bowl of pasta and red sauce, take a moment to appreciate the rich culture and heritage behind it. Beyond its delicious flavors and delectable wine pairings, Italian food is good for the soul and the body. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Cheese & Fruit Pairings to Enjoy Outdoors

April 13th, 2017
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What’s your favorite cheese and fruit combination?

The weather is warming up and it’s the perfect time to enjoy a picnic with your significant other or the whole family. If you love spending time eating outdoors and enjoying all that nature has to offer, choose from any of these four cheese and fruit pairings for your afternoon snack or dinner time treat. Add a delicious Italian wine for a luxurious experience. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Flavorful Facts About Garlic

April 7th, 2017
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Happy National Garlic Month!

While we celebrate garlic and its role in Italian cuisine every day of the year, we like to take an extra-special moment to celebrate garlic during April, or, National Garlic Month. Aside from adding a delightful flavor to our treasured Italian cuisine recipes, garlic offers a whole host of health benefits. Here are five flavorful facts about garlic to celebrate this momentous month. Read the rest of this entry »