March 31st, 2017
Have you had your morning coffee yet?
Many different culinary elements are woven throughout countless cultures—chocolate, wine, olive oil, and coffee. Today, we’ll be focusing on the one that gets us up in the morning and keeps us powering through the afternoon, Italian coffee. This delicious element of Italian cuisine is slightly different than the Brazilian roasts that are popular throughout American coffee shops. How is traditional Italian coffee different? Read the rest of this entry »
March 24th, 2017
How often do you cook with olive oil?
Olive oil is a cornerstone of Italian cuisine and well-loved for its delicious flavor and healthy nature. While most people know that olive oil is good for them, there are many surprising health benefits lurking in a single tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil. Here are the top 7 health benefits of consuming olive oil in Italian cuisine Read the rest of this entry »
February 24th, 2017
What would Italian cuisine be without a good tomato sauce?
One of the delicious common denominators throughout many Italian recipes is tomato sauce. While the ingredient list is short, it can be surprisingly tricky to get the perfect tomato sauce for your weeknight and weekend dinners. Here are some of our favorite tried-and-true tips for a better tomato sauce. Read the rest of this entry »
February 17th, 2017
Foccia is just one of many great Italian styles of bread.
Focaccia bread is one of the most irresistible classic italian recipes. It was first made popular in Italy and then travelled wherever Italian settlers formed communities, all over the world. Focaccia bread is usually flat and relatively plain, which makes it highly versatile. It is often topped with olive oil and herbs or sliced olives traditionally, but there are numerous modern takes on this delicious treat. It goes great with delicious Italian cheese. To learn more about the history of Focaccia, read on. Read the rest of this entry »
January 20th, 2017
Don’t get stuck with chips! Upgrade your Super Bowl with Basta Pasta catering.
Preparing for the Super Bowl can be stressful—how can you choose catering that satisfies a wide range of diets, tastes great from the first quarter through the last touchdown, and that can help rival fans unite around a common cause. Basta Pasta Catering can take your Super Bowl party to the next level. Read the rest of this entry »
January 13th, 2017
Meeting business associates for lunch is a great way to talk business in a more inviting setting than the board room.
Days at work can be long and tedious, and business lunches are a great way to break up the work day with a change of location. Business lunch is also a great way to get together with clients, employees, or potential partners to get some work done and get to know each other (while enjoying a delicious meal, of course!). Here are some easy tips for having a better business lunch. Read the rest of this entry »
January 6th, 2017
While French cheese gets all the attention, Italian cheese is no less delicious, diverse, and nuanced than that fancy French stuff. These cheeses offer a variety of textures and flavors to traditional Italian cuisine, and can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. Read on to learn more about some of the most widely used types of delicious Italian cheese. Read the rest of this entry »