Did you know that Italian pasta varieties all originated in different villages in medieval Italy? Through the ages Italians have retained a sense of localism in their dishes that is all about food fresh out of the earth, off the tree, and from the farm.Panzanella Salad by Staffan Terje
1. Heirloom Tomato Panzanella Salad
Panzanella is a popular Tuscan tomato and bread salad. In this Grokker Premium video chef Staffan Terje demonstrates his interpretation of this Italian summer-time favorite using heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh basil, chili peppers, bread toasted with olive oil and rubbed with garlic, and sun cured olives from Sicily. Give this elegant yet simple salad a try and let us know in the comments section what you think.
2. Italian Bean and Vegetable Stew: Minestra di Fagioli Borlotti
Hearty, healthy, and flavorful. This Italian classic with a miso twist is the perfect vegetable stew to warm up your guests. Chef and Owner of Perbacco Restaurant in San Francisco, Staffan Terje shares his deliciouscranberry bean stew recipe in this Grokker Premium video.
3. Italian Farrotto with Wild Mushrooms and Spinach
Farro is an ancient wheat that is a great alternative to risotto. In this Grokker Premium video Chef Staffan Terje will show you how to make a delicious dish of farro, wild mushrooms, spinach, shallots, garlic, butter and parmesan. Buono Appetito!