How to cook Beef Braciole, Pork Braciole (Spiedini), and Meatballs

How to cook Beef Braciole, Pork Braciole (Spiedini), and Meatballs

You can't have a Sunday Sauce dinner without adding some traditional protein aspects to your meal! My Nonna has always had Beef Braciole, Pork Braciole (Spiedini or involtini), and Meatballs with every Sunday Sauce dinner. Not only do they taste delicious on their own, but the flavor they add to your homemade sauce is absolutely mouth watering. Here I will share how to cook your Beef Braciole, Pork Braciole, and Meatballs in your homemade sauce.

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How to Make Grinder Salad

How to Make Grinder Salad

If you're a foodie and spend part of your day scrolling through #TikTok you have probably came across this new phenomenon known as "Grinder Salad." For the sake of sticking to our roots and our lingual loyalties we are going to call it "Hero Salad." Yes, yes, yes we know there is a major debate in the tri-state area on what the correct term for an elongated sandwich is... (hero, wedge, grinder, hoagie, sub-- the list goes on). 
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Modena Italy's Balsamic Vinegar

Modena Italy's Balsamic Vinegar

The Italian Provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia are the only two places in the world where Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI can be produced. Unlike anywhere else in the world the soil and climate are in perfect condition to produce grapes with just the right balance of sugars and acidity. 
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How to Cook Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

How to Cook Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

Here is a creamy garlic pasta recipe I myself used last week for the first time. Other recipes have you use chicken broth, flour and butter... to me that can lead to the dish becoming too salty. I substituted these ingredients for heavy cream, Parmigiano Reggiano, and salt to taste. This way the saltiness of the dish is attributed to the quality of our PDO Parmigiano Reggiano, and if you prefer more salt you can adjust with a pinch here and a pinch there. Buon Appetito!
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Pepperoni and Meat Stromboli

How to Make Nonna's Famous Stromboli

One of my favorite memories from visiting my Nonna when I was younger is making Stromboli for myself and my cousins to enjoy. No matter how old or young you are Stromboli is a great snack or appetizer for any occasion. Though, not a traditional Italian culinary creation, it has been widely enjoyed throughout the United States by Italian-Americans. Below I will outline how I make my Stromboli!
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The Complete Guide To Olive Oil; How to use Olive Oil and How to Pair Olive Oil

The Complete Guide To Olive Oil; How to use Olive Oil and How to Pair Olive Oil

Here I will be walking you through one of the most multi-purposed oils you will ever find in a kitchen. 

Olive oil has a very wide range of use. It is used for anything from salad dressing to sautéing to even drinking! 

Olive oil is produced by pressing fresh olives together which produces a beautiful dark green or golden hue and bold flavor. It has been a staple in Mediterranean cuisine since the beginning of time. Majority of the world's olive oil is produced in Greece, Italy, and Spain. 

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The History Behind Battimelli's A&S Italian Fine Foods

The History Behind Battimelli's A&S Italian Fine Foods

Battimelli’s A&S Italian Fine Foods is a family owned and operated business right here in the heart of Fairfield, Connecticut. At the young age of 13 our founder, Carmine Battimelli, was introduced to the world of food. Though being first generation in the United States, quality Italian cuisine has been a large part of his life since birth.
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Valentine's Day Filet Mignon Dinner for Two

Valentine's Day Filet Mignon Dinner for Two

This fast, fancy, and flavorful recipe is the perfect Valentine's Day Filet Mignon Dinner for Two. A tried and true recipe I personally am putting to use this Valentine’s Day! 

What you will need:

Cooking Instructions:

The Steak (In a Cast Iron Skillet):

  1. Bring your two Filet Mignon steaks to room temperature and season well with Salt and Pepper and wrap extra thick cut bacon around filets, pinning them with tooth picks
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 
  3. Place 1/2 stick of butter, fresh thyme (to liking) and Fresh Rosemary (to liking) in a Cast Iron Skillet that is above a medium/high stove top flame
  4. Once the skillet is hot place the seasoned steaks in the skillet -- sear and baste steaks on each side for 4 minutes
  5. Place steaks in the oven for about 5 minutes or until the internal temperature is 130-140 degrees Fahrenheit for medium-rare
  6. Take the steaks out of the oven and remove the tooth picks that are holding the bacon in place -- let the steaks rest for 5 minutes before serving

The Pasta:

  1. Boil a medium pot of water --- remember to add salt to the water!
  2. Dice your fresh tomatoes into cubes that a size to your preference 
  3. Chop for basil into thick strands used as a garnish at the end of the process
  4. Dice 1/2 of the Fresh Mozzarella Ball into cubes to your preference to be tossed into the pasta at the end of the process
  5. Once the water is boiling place the Fresh Casarecce pasta into the boiling water and cook for 2 to 3 minutes 
  6. Removes the pot from the stove and strain out the water
  7. Immediately place the hot pasta into a serving bowl and add your Fresh Mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil (to preference)
  8. You will see the cheese soften and almost begin to melt
  9. Add your basil and fresh tomatoes to preference 
  10. Serve! Buon Apetito!
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Dinner Table Set With Italian Meats

The Charcuterie Craze; What to put on your next Charcuterie board!

Now that we can gather again, many of us are looking for a fun way to offer pre-dinner snacks and picky items at our next gathering. **Charcuterie board enters the chat.**

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Simply Burrata

Simply Burrata

A versatile cheese, Burrata can be enjoyed during any course of a meal, and we are going to show three different dishes that showcase it.

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Steak On grill Italian Foods

How to cook a Grilled Certified Angus Ribeye Steak with Herbed Steak Butter by Giovanni Battimelli

Grilled ribeye steak with herb butter melting on top and flavoring each and every bite. This classic steakhouse recipe is easy to make and for any occasion.

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