In the spirit of Giada's newest cookbook, Eat Better, Feel Better, this box is dedicated to Giada's favorite clean-eating staples from Italy. It all starts with food, and good food begins with a well-stocked pantry - and this box will get you started! You can get it with or without the signed copy of the beloved cookbook alongside. Buon appetito!
This box contains:
Fiorentini Pasta: A loosely curved, short pasta with an unpredictably twisty flourish, this is a style rarely found in the U.S. The complex shape requires a special die to be produced by machine, and just a few traditional pasta makers in Italy go to the trouble of keeping it in stock. Once you try it, Fiorentini is likely to jump to the top of your pasta favorites list; the ruffled charm of its graceful, calla lily-shaped curls has a way of elevating even the most simple dishes.
Organic Sun-Dried Tomatoes in Extra Virgin Olive Oil: These organic sun-dried tomatoes from Bio Orto are a true flavor bomb. They’re grown in 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 hand-picked, then dried in that same intense sunshine the way Pugliese farmers have done for centuries. The result: super-sweet, savory morsels with a ton of rich tomato flavor in every bite that are packed in organic olive oil. They’re perfect for layering into full-flavored dishes—or just snack on them straight out of the jar.
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.
Sicilian 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!)
And you can add the Signed Eat Better, Feel Better Book! Giada’s most personal book yet, part cookbook and part memoir, is the culmination of a 10-year journey to take control of her health. In it, she gives you an inside look at her path to wellness and how she maintains a balanced life. She devotes an entire chapter to her 3-day reboot, which she follows several times a year. She also offers more than two dozen dairy-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free recipes to accompany the plan and a 21-day menu outline that makes cooking easy to implement at home. Ps.: Yes, Giada has signed this copy!