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.Italian Farrotto with Wild Mushrooms and Spinach by Staffan Terje
1. 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!
2. Spinach Ricotta Ravioli
This authentic Italian dish has a luscious buttery flavor and light texture. These ricotta and spinach filled ravioli are typical of the Emilio Romana area of Northern Italy, and are a real crowd pleaser. You can buy ready made ravioli wrappers at your local market to prepare this dish or if you are feeling more adventurous, you can easily learn to make the pasta used to create these ravioli from scratch, by watching one of our Premium Grokker videos on ravioli pasta making like Chefs Sage & John's Butternut Squash Ravioli video or Chef Staffan Terje's Agnolotti Del Plin video. So tune in to this Grokker Premium video and see how to prepare these delightful pillows stuffed with spinach and cheese, and you'll learn some insightful new techniques from Chef Stefano Borella that will be very useful in your kitchen.
3. Rabaton Gnocchi
If you've never tried making Gnocchi from scratch, this is the perfect recipe for you to cut your culinary teeth on. No need to get nervous because you are in the expert hands of Chef Staffan Terje, Chef and Owner of Perbacco Restaurant in San Francisco. Chef Staffan shares a simple and easy Rabaton Gnocchi recipe that will transform you into a confident, homemade pasta maker without needing any fancy equipment. This classic favorite hails from the Piemonte, pronounced [pjeˈmonte], region of Northern Italy and calls for fresh ingredients like ricotta cheese, spinach, parmigiano reggiano, butternut squash, and a touch of nutmeg for a layered, nutty flavor. Chef Steffan will also demonstrate how to prepare a butternut squash, sage and brown butter sauce to finish the dish off. Overcome your trepidation by watching this Grokker Premium video on how to make sublime Rabaton Gnocchi.
4. Italian Spinach Ricotta Bread
Explore how to make a delicious Spinach and Ricotta Bread Loaf with Sundried Tomatoes and roasted pine nuts. This makes a great dinner party starter or side as you can prepare it ahead of time and serve at room temperature. It is also perfect for picnics or just a healthy lunch. Add a side of fresh rocket leaves and lemon and you have a complete vegetarian meal. Grokker Premium video with Pastry Expert Ghalid Assyb.