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.
Tuscan Salt Blend: Created by world-famous Tuscan butcher Dario Cecchini, this masterful salt blend is known as Profumo del Chianti (“the scent of Chianti”). Fragrant with sun-dried herbs, including sage, lavender, and rosemary, combined with crunchy sea salt, this blend smells like a walk through the Tuscan countryside, where these plants grow in wild abundance.
Whole Peeled Tomatoes: Only the best tomatoes make it into each jar of Masseria Dauna’s whole tomatoes, selected by hand in the fields that dot the hilly slopes of Puglia’s Dauni mountains. Each perfectly ripe fruit must be bursting with sweetness and rich umami flavor, nurtured by the hot sun that marks most days in the southern region (Puglia gets, on average, 2,500 hours of sun every year!). They’re then carefully hand-peeled to protect the integrity of the fruit, quick-cooked and jarred in pure water—all within hours of harvest! What you get is the most delicious, well-balanced tomato flavor that’s ready to use in any dish you dream up.
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.
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.
Organic Peranzana Extra Virgin Olive Oil: With an elegant balance of flavors, this organic Peranzana olive oil from Bio Orto is a versatile power player for your kitchen. Unlike some extra-virgin olive oils, it’s not aggressively spicy or bitter—instead, those notes are held in harmony with a welcoming, mild fruitiness. This oil is made only using Peranzana olives, a variety that is emblematic of the Pugliese province of Foggia, where it is well-loved both as a table olive and for its oil. It’s won worldwide awards at olive oil tastings, including taking gold at the 2020 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.