Bucatini Pasta: On first glance, our Giadzy organic bucatini looks like a chunkier spaghetti. But look closer, and you’ll see that it’s hollow—the name is derived from the Italian word buco (“hole”). This straw-like shape has a clever double purpose: In addition to soaking up sauce for extra-flavorful bites, the hollow center also ensures that the thick pasta cooks evenly inside and out.
Crushed Calabrian Chili Paste: With a mellow, fruity heat that lingers on the palate but won't overwhelm, there's just no substitute for this crushed Calabrian chile paste from Tutto Calabria. The quintessential Italian chile, they are beloved around the country for the lively heat they bring to any dish. Similar in Scoville level to cayenne but with a depth of flavor unlike any other, this paste of fresh chiles crushed and preserved in olive oil is a must-have for any spice lover’s pantry. It’s one of Giada’s essential Italian ingredients.
Sun-Dried Tomato Cream: Agnoni is an Italian company focusing on tradition and preserving the flavors of the past, and their products reflect their dedication. When you need the rich, sweet flavor of perfectly ripe tomatoes in a creamy spread, turn to these sun-dried tomato paste in olive oil from Agnoni. These sun-dried tomatoes paste start with locally grown tomatoes carefully hand-selected and left to dry in the sun, in line with Mediterranean tradition. They became a rich tomato paste with Italian olive oil with herbs, garlic, and vinegar for a deeply flavorful and naturally sweet product that will add a delicious flavor to any sandwich.
Corbara Pomodorini Whole Tomatoes: These whole, unpeeled pomodorini (“tiny tomatoes”) in tomato sauce from I Sapori di Corbara are bite-sized, bell-shaped cherry tomatoes grown near the Amalfi Coast. Even more highly prized than the famous San Marzano, they have a distinctive sweet-tart profile that can’t be beaten. They’re Giada’s pick for sauces that need to sing with pure tomato flavor.
Journey To Piedmont Truffles: Take a sweet tour of the rolling hills of one of Italy’s lushest regions with this Journey to Piedmont truffle assortment from Tartuflanghe. Made with rich chocolate and Piedmontese hazelnuts for a buttery texture, these small bites are about half the size of a regular truffle, just right for a sweet afternoon pick-me-up. This 10-piece assortment represents some of the most beloved flavors of the region: white chocolate, dark chocolate, cappuccino, amaretto, and peppermint.
I.G.P. Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Fruity and well-balanced, this extra virgin olive oil from Centonze is a true taste of Sicily. It’s made with a blend of olives that are native to the island, including Nocellara del Belice, Cerasuolo, and Biancolilla. They’re grown on the estate of Case di Latomie in southwestern Sicily, a region so famous for its olive oil that it’s protected by IGP certification. That protection recognizes the special nature of olive oils from this area, which are intensely flavored, deep green, and layered with herbal and fruit notes. It’s presented in a gorgeously decorated tin that pays homage to Sicily’s rich history and makes a stunning addition to your countertop. (Bonus: The airtight, opaque tin protects the volatile compounds in the oil, keeping it fresh and flavorful!)
Amaretti Del Chiostro Cookie 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.