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.Sweet Corn Polenta with Ratatouille by Staffan Terje
1. Sweet Corn Polenta with Ratatouille
Need a summer stew that is fresh and simple? This French style ratatouille dish made with fresh corn polenta, squash, eggplants, tomatoes, capers, garlic, and raisins is just perfet! Chef Staffan Terje shares his take on a classic dish in this Grokker Premium video.
2. Ham & Cheese Crocche
These deliciouspotato croquettes or crocche di patate are stuffed with a smokey cheese and ham filling and make the perfect snack or finger food for a party. Watch Stefano Borella in this Grokker Premium video as he shares some of his favorite recipes from Italy's Amalfi Coast.
3. Ricotta Gnocchi with Blue Cheese Fonduta
This beautiful "soft as a pillow" Gnocchi is a very rustic Italian favorite. Wine Chef Eric Lee shows how to get it fluffy and perfect while adding incredible flavors of brussels sprout, leek, butternut squash, and ricotta. Topped with an Italian blue cheese recipe called Fonduta. Watch all of the Grokker Premium videos in the Winter Wine Country collection.