Who says you can’t enjoy Italian food while eating gluten-free? Italy has a long tradition of taking gluten intolerance seriously—for a country that loves its pizza, pasta, and bread, it should be no surprise that they want to make sure everyone can enjoy it. Massimo Zero’s gluten-free pasta is virtually indistinguishable from our favorite wheat varieties, made from an all-natural blend of corn and rice flour. You can even use the starchy pasta water! Add Petra’s genius gluten-free pasta flour blend, and it’s easier than ever to whip up an authentic Italian feast without the wheat. Top off your creations with Bono’s “Il Sole” olive oil, which brightens up any dish with its sun-kissed tomato flavor. This kit is wrapped in a beautiful gift box and will make the perfect present for the gluten-free Italian-food lover in your life!
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Gluten-Free Penne Rigate: One of the most well-known pasta shapes in the world, penne rigate are medium-length tubes that trap delicious sauce in the ridges that run down their sides. Similar to a whole-wheat pasta, this penne has a hearty flavor and texture that works well with big flavors. Try it with a spicy vodka sauce or bold puttanesca.
Gluten-Free Casarecce Pasta: Casarecce is originally from Sicily, and its name means “homemade,” as cooks used to make this curved shape by rolling the dough around a thin wooden rod. It’s a hearty choice for chunky sauces like meaty ragus.
Organic Puttanesca Sauce: With a jar of this organic puttanesca sauce from Bio Orto in your pantry, you’ll have a bold Neapolitan dinner ready in as much time as it takes to boil pasta. It starts with ripe tomatoes from Puglia, the “heel” of Italy’s boot, where the southern heat is tempered by cool breezes from the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. The tomatoes’ natural sugars are concentrated by long hours in the sun, giving them a well-balanced flavor profile that sings with ripe sweetness and umami goodness. They’re cooked with olives, capers, chiles, and plenty of garlic to capture the essence of this classic Italian dish.
Gluten-Free Pizza Flour: Perfectly chewy pizzas and tender bread are in your future thanks to this Petra gluten-free bread and pizza flour. It should come as no surprise that the best gluten-free flour we’ve ever found is from the fourth-generation experts at Molino Quaglia, who have been perfecting all things flour for nearly 100 years.
Carnaroli Rice Flour: For the most elegant batter for fried foods or a gluten-free baking alternative, there's nothing better than this premium Carnaroli rice flour from Riso Buono. It's slow-ground on their Piedmont estate to preserve the rice's nutritional profile, which can be lost in industrial processing.
Carnaroli White Rice in Glass: Often called the "king of Italian rice," Carnaroli from Riso Buono is the risotto variety for cooks in the know. With a higher starch content and firmer texture than the arborio you may see at the grocery store, this rice makes an ultra-creamy, restaurant-quality risotto that's almost impossible to overcook.
Lemon and Pistachio Amaretti Cookies in Amalfi Tin: Amaretti cookies are the pride of Saronno, a city just north of Milan in Lombardy, and there’s no amaretti more beloved than these from Chiostro di Saronno. This humble cookie made from just a few simple ingredients is a mainstay of Italian culture, as are the iconic tins in which they have been sold for over a century. This keepsake tin of lemon and pistachio-flavored soft amaretti features a painted scene of the Amalfi coast, the perfect gift for the sweets-lover in your life.