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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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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

  "We loved this pesto! It's the perfect simple addition to a pot of al dente pasta, or can be used to top a pizza, as a dip, a spread in a sandwich, or even combined with cream cheese and stuffed inside a chicken breast with some spinach. YUM!!" Read more from recipe creator, Loryn Purvis at Cooking & Cabernet Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Ingredients: 2 jars Tantillo Sundried Tomatoes Julienne 1 large bunch basil 1/2 cup Tantillo California Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, more or less to taste 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts salt and pepper, to…

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Olive Oil Ice Cream

  "The olive oil flavor comes through beautifully, but it's not at all a savory ice cream that leaves you feeling confused. It's 100% dessert. Olive Oil is also a super healthy fat that is extremely heart healthy, so you can feel (kinda) guilt-free while enjoying a bowl-full of this goodness. I mean, it's basically a salad. " Read more from Loryn Purvis, recipe creator, at Cooking & Cabernet. Olive Oil Ice Cream Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup whole milk ½ cup Tantillo Extra-Virgin Olive Oil ½ cup granulated sugar pinch salt 1 cup heavy cream 6 large egg yolks Directions: Combine…

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Fall is in the air

Fall is officially here, which means all the delicious, hearty flavors we love about this season can finally be brought back into our kitchens. One of our favorite things to make on a chilly night is a big batch of warm, delicious soup. While we walked around the farmer’s market and saw all the gorgeous colors of the fall harvest, we couldn’t wait to get home and make a pot of this Butternut Squash and Pepper Soup. This would be delicious with some toasted sourdough bread on the side. Butternut squash is one of the most nutritious and one of the…

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Incorporating the Mediterranean Diet by registered New York Dietitian Laura Kovacs

Picture this. You happen upon a small rustic taverna overlooking a port in the sundrenched village of Sissi on the island of Crete. A group of fishermen, just in from the morning’s catch, sit on the terrace, eating their midday meal with one hand and trading stories with the other. As you get closer, the smell of earthy spices, grilled fish and sautéed local greens fill the air. At the center of the table is a loaf of warm country bread, leavened just that morning, being pulled apart by hand and dipped lightly in olive oil seasoned with oregano, pepper…

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