Archive for September, 2019

Why Italian Food Is Healthy & Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
Learn why Italian food is so healthy and check out a fresh tomato sauce recipe!

Learn why Italian food is so healthy and check out a fresh tomato sauce recipe!

While you may associate Italian food with bread, pasta, and cheese, Italian cuisine is actually very healthy! In fact, many studies conducted on Mediterranean diets found many health benefits, ranging from reducing the risk of cancer to life longevity. Continue reading to learn why Italian food is considered so healthy! (more…)

The Most Popular Pasta Shapes and How to Pair Them with Sauces

Thursday, September 5th, 2019
Learn about the most popular pasta shapes and how to pair them with sauces.

Learn about the most popular pasta shapes and how to pair them with sauces.

There are so many pasta shapes in the world (over 100!), and most of them were created in Italy. While it’s possible to make a variety of dishes and combinations, most pasta shapes are always paired with particular sauces. The shape of the pasta is an important consideration; for example, linguine has extra surface area that pairs well with butter-based sauce and seafood, while farfalle has pockets that hold heavier sauces very well. Continue reading to learn more about the most popular pasta shapes and how to pair them with sauces! (more…)