Signature recipe: Chocolate bread pudding with evoo

Marisa Iocco, chef and owner of Spiga Ristorante in Boston, offers us a typically American dessert, very popular and now considered so familiar that it cannot be taken off the menu, as much as it is required. The same dessert was proposed during the communication and training project held at the end of 2019 in Boston, Providence and New York, organized by the quality consortia of extra virgin olive oils Ceq Italia and, for Spain, by QvExtra! with the support of the European Union.

Marisa Iocco

The first edition of the Le Forme dell’Aceto contest

The Contest aims at raising awareness in companies on the importance of vinegar care and packaging. Companies should constantly strive to improve the quality of their products, not only vinegar-wise, but also in terms of packaging, so that consumers consider both raw material quality and packaging appearance and functional features when making a purchase decision

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Ravioli with Garda extra virgin olive oil stuffing and black olive charcoals

Extra Virgin Garda DOP olive oil’s distinctive traits are its naturally delicate flavor and its elegance. At the taste it can be recognized for harmony or its organoleptic notes and for the light and balanced aromas: the scents of fresh grass, aromatic herbs, hay and artichoke, together with the typical almond aftertaste, make it unique. Recipe by chef Carlo Bresciani

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Fusilli alla norma

A recipe given to us by Pantaleo, a company located in Fasano di Puglia, southern Italia. This is an “oil-centred” dish, hence the extra virgin employed, Selezione Oro, is one of its key features. How fruity should an oil be to pair with ingredients such as pasta, aubergine, tomato, basil leaves? What is best, light, intermediate or intense fruitiness?

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A glass of good wine can help

In the past, wine was refused to young people, because it would only serve to add “fire to fire”, and this “burning energy” would only hinder them in everyday life. Plato too believed that boys should abstain from all use of wine until they reached the age of eighteen. Nowadays we all agree that drinking with moderation is the best solution.

Luigi Caricato

Strangozzi & Meatballs by Lidia Bastianich

This is one of the most popular and recognized Italian dishes in America that is not eaten in Italy. Strange, you might say, but it is a dish that evolved from the kitchens of the early Italian immigrants in America. It has become one of the favorite recipes in Lidia’s Family Table. Here in America meat was abundant, unlike in Italy, so on Sunday the day of families gathering at the table, the sauce for the strangozzi was enriched with meatballs. What more can I say, except for mangia!

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