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Pairing Wine with Pasta Dishes

Picking a wine to pair with your favorite pasta recipe doesn’t have to be challenging. Each pasta style has a perfect match! Here’s everything you need to know about pairing wine with pasta dishes! Quick Notes on Wine There are a few key details among wine varietals that make them each unique, including: Acidity Tannins Sweetness Body Each of these details plays a key role when pairing wines with pasta dishes, but the body of the wine is one of the most important factors to pay attention to. Body describes how the wine feels in your mouth, which can be…

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Our Favorite Types of Pasta Sauce

Pasta lovers are often left with a big dinnertime decision: what sauce should we use to enhance our noodles tonight? This pasta sauce guide will help you  narrow down your sauce-making decisions with a range of scrumptious choices. Explore some of our favorite types of pasta sauce, and shop Tantillo Foods pasta sauces to complete your next meal!   Tantillo Foods Imported Pasta Sauces Tantillo has the perfectly constructed, handmade sauces for any culinary application. Each sauce is crafted using only the freshest ingredients and made in the old-world style of low slow simmering to develop the very best flavor:…

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The Benefits of Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is very special. For centuries, olive oil has been a nutritional staple in kitchens around the world—and a quintessential ingredient of Mediterranean cuisine. In this post, we’ll explore the many benefits of cooking with extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), from its health benefits to cooking applications. Try a bottle of Tantillo Extra Virgin Olive Oil to see the difference for yourself in the kitchen!   Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Hearts Love EVOO Extra virgin olive oil contains a high number of monounsaturated fat molecules. These are the good fats that are necessary fuel…

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The Ultimate Griddle Cooking Guide: Best Oil, Seasoning & Cooking Tips

Griddle cooking is the outdoor non-grilling trend that’s giving folks a fun ‘al fresco’ dining experience. The weather forgot to RSVP to your BBQ? No problem, break out the stovetop griddle for an indoor picnic… it’s all good and equally delicious! In this griddle cooking guide, we’ll discuss all the ins and outs of using your griddle—from how to properly season your flat top to best cooking oils to use and all the fun things you can cook with it! Season Your Griddle! While it can impart some extra flavor to your meals, seasoning your griddle is more important than…

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Why Try Bronze Die Pasta? Know Your Noodle

What makes a good pasta? Well, according to the Italians, it’s a combination of quality ingredients, traditional old-world recipes and… a bronze die. A bronze die is the ultimate pasta-making tool, a mold used in traditional Italian noodle cutting and shaping for centuries. Here are just a few reasons to try bronze die pasta! Shop Tantillo Imported Artisanal Pasta to taste the difference for yourself!   The World Loves Pasta There isn’t a place on this planet that pasta hasn’t infiltrated. It’s total noodle takeover. While pasta is believed to have originated in ancient Asia, it most often brings to…

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The Benefits of Cooking with Avocado Oil

The Benefits of Cooking with Avocado Oil Gourmands, novice cooks, and food fanatics are all falling in love with avocado oil! Avocados are more than just great toast toppers, taco accoutrements, or salad fillers. This wonder fruit (yes, avocados are a fruit) provides an oil rich in flavor and health benefits. In this post, we’ll explore the many marvelous benefits of cooking with avocado oil! Try a bottle of Tantillo Avocado Oil to see the difference for yourself in the kitchen!   Health Benefits of Avocado Oil Avocado oil is made by pressing the pulp, then extracting and filtering out…

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Cooking Oil Smoke Points: The Ultimate Guide

How many times has this happened to you? You’re about to cook up something tasty for dinner, you put your oil in the pan, wait for it to get nice and hot, and before you know it the kitchen is engrossed in a smoky, gross smelling mess. Ugh! What if we told you that it could be the oil that you’re using that’s causing the kitchen smoke out? To prevent this problem, it’s important to understand cooking oil smoke points. Here’s what you need to know. In this article, we’ll take a look at the most popular cooking oils, determine…

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Perfect Pasta Night

The perfect pasta matched with the perfect pasta sauce! Our imported pasta is bronze cut, so what does this mean? It refers to how the pasta is made. Today most pastas are created using a Teflon system, which makes the pasta slippery and the sauce will come right off. Pastas that are created using the old world bronze cut technique have a much rougher surface area, which allows the sauce to stick to it and makes every bite packed with flavor! Plus, you'll see the difference when cooking our pasta because it's made of only high quality organic durum wheat semolina.…

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Tantillo Garlic Bread

With the cooler weather of Fall one of our favorite recipes is Garlic Bread! It pairs perfectly with a warm bowl of pasta, or as an appetizer for guests before dinner. Here's our take on an all time classic: Tantillo Garlic Bread Ingredients: French bread, sliced in half 1/2 cup Tantillo Roasted Garlic Flavored Olive Oil 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning 3 tsp Garlic Salt 2 tsp Black Pepper 2 tsp Red Chili Pepper Flakes 1 tbsp Dried Oregano 1/2 - 1 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese 3 tbsp Italian Parsley, diced Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees Mix the Tantillo Roasted…

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Arugula-Fennel Salad with Berries, Apples and Grapefruit Balsamic Vinaigrette

  Arugula-Fennel Salad with Berries, Apples and Grapefruit Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients: Salad: 5 cup arugula 1 cup strawberries, halved 1 cup blueberries 1 apple, cored and sliced 1 fennel bulb, cored and thinly sliced 3 oz. crumbled feta cheese 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts Vinaigrette: 1/2 cup Tantillo California extra-virgin olive oil  1/4 cup Tantillo Balsamic Vinegar of Modena ​ 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed grapefruit juice 1 tablespoon honey salt and pepper, to taste Directions: 1. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the vinaigrette. 2. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients for the salad. 3. Toss the…

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