A good home-cooked meal is something that we absolutely value, but let's just face it: not every night can be a complicated all-out feast. And now you don't have to choose between a delicious dinner with your family, organizing other stuff, or even just getting some rest and spending quality time with your loved ones. With this box, you'll find all the ingredients you need to cook 6 different dinners!
This kit contains:
Organic Tomato Sauce With Basil: With a jar of this organic tomato and basil sauce in your pantry, you’ll never be at a loss for what to make for dinner again. It starts with ripe tomatoes from Puglia, the “heel” of Italy’s boot, where the southern heat (the region gets, on average, 2,500 hours of sun a year!) is tempered by cool breezes from the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. The tomatoes’ natural sugars are concentrated by those long hours in the sun, giving them a well-balanced flavor profile that sings with ripe sweetness and umami goodness. They’re pureed fresh into a silky-smooth passata, then cooked quickly with sweet sauteed onion, olive oil, and fresh Genovese basil. The result is a classically uncomplicated, deeply flavorful sauce that tastes homemade without the fuss.
Pesto from Pantelleria: The classic pesto from Genoa gets a southern twist in this pesto from Pantelleria. The island of Pantelleria is a rocky outpost off the southwest coast of Sicily near Tunisia. With dramatic volcanic craters and hot springs, the island’s landscape is forbidding to all but the most sun-loving plants—luckily, this includes tomatoes, peppers, and herbs! Combining the unique nutrients in Pantelleria’s volcanic soil and that intense southern heat gives these ingredients an extraordinary complexity of flavor you won’t find anywhere else combined in this bold condiment.
Organic Basil Pesto Sauce: The key to a perfect pesto lies in its balance, and this organic pesto is the most beautifully balanced version we’ve ever had from a jar. It starts with deeply fragrant fresh basil and real PDO Parmigiano Reggiano—no second-rate imposters here. Add mild extra virgin olive oil (also organic, made in-house) and creamy Italian pine nuts, and you’ve got a piquant sauce like no other.
Penne Alla Campagnola Spice Kit: This small but mighty penne alla campagnola spice packet by Tutto Calabria is a magical meal starter in a bag. It contains all of the flavors of the classic Roman pasta dish, which celebrates the end of summer with sweet peppers and an abundance of zucchini and eggplant. The dried vegetables in this packet were harvested in the hot Calabrian sun, so pull this out whenever you need a little sunshine in your meal. With this convenient blend of traditional flavorings, all you need to add is a packet of pasta and a can of tomatoes for a summer feast in minutes.
Organic Tomato Passata: With a sunny, fresh tomato flavor, this organic tomato passata from Bio Orto is your pantry’s new secret weapon. Hand-picked ripe tomatoes from Puglia, the “heel” of Italy’s boot, are peeled and strained to make this uncooked puree, which is packed in glass jars so no tinny aftertaste can ruin their fresh, vibrant flavor. Tomatoes thrive in the region’s deep southern heat (the region gets, on average, 2,500 hours of sun a year!), which is tempered by cool breezes from the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. Their natural sugars are concentrated by those long hours in the sun, giving them a well-balanced flavor profile that sings with ripe sweetness and umami goodness.
Bucatini Lunghi Pasta: Rules are meant to be broken, and so is this extra-long bucatini lunghi. When we say extra-long, we mean this pasta measures 22 inches in length! It’s an old-fashioned style that only a few pasta makers keep alive today. Before machines made it simple to cut pasta to consistent sizes, pasta would be hung to dry at whatever length the dough created. They were sold with the intention that home cooks would break them up to suit their needs; in Naples, the cracking sound of pasta being broken for Sunday dinner would echo through the streets.
Gemelli Pasta: The double helix of this Gemelli pasta is an optical illusion. While its name comes from the Italian word for “twins,” referring to the shape that looks like two strands of dough coiled around each other, it’s made with just one strand that’s been cleverly twisted back on itself. Originally from the southern Italian region of Puglia, Gemelli is an extremely versatile shape similar to fusilli but with a slightly looser twist. The short curls hide a hollow core ready to absorb all your flavorful sauces for one delicious bite after another.
Lemon Risotto Packet: One of Italy’s most passionate farming families has lovingly crafted this lemon risotto kit from field to table. Cascina Belvedere is dedicated to the best rice and risotto, one of the few companies that manage the entire production process, from growing the rice to harvest, milling, and packaging. All that care results in a pretty incredible product! This all-in-one kit contains everything you need to make a deliciously lemon-scented risotto meal in minutes, with no preservatives or artificial flavorings.
Zuppa Minestrone Con Riso: This all-in-one kit contains everything you need to make a deliciously hearty minestrone in minutes, with no preservatives or artificial flavorings. The brown rice that gives a substantial heft to this soup kit is grown in the northwestern Piedmont region of Italy, which shares a border with France and Switzerland. Brown rice retains the outer bran of the rice grain stripped away for white rice, giving it a rich, nutty flavor. It’s high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making it deliciously nutritious. Here, it’s combined with dehydrated Italian zucchini, beans, carrots, potatoes, and all the seasonings needed for the perfect warming soup.