Decadence and simplicity go hand-in-hand in the Florentine pasta dish tagliatelle ai funghi e tartufo (that’s tagliatelle with mushrooms and truffles). It’s a transporting dish that calls up the Tuscan hillside, where fragrant truffles and porcini mushrooms hide among the roots of towering chestnut and oak trees. And it couldn’t be easier to make, especially with this kit on your side. This box contains everything you need to make this pasta dish: flavorful Italian pasta, a ready-to-use mushroom-and-truffle sauce, herbs, and pure summer truffle to top it off. All you need to add is a bottle of good Tuscan red wine to complete the meal and carry you to a Florentine trattoria.
The essence of Tuscan cuisine is simplicity: choosing quality ingredients and allowing their flavors to shine. Even the most luxurious ingredients, like top-quality steaks and truffles, are handled this way, creating soul-satisfying dishes that are as delicious as they are homey. With just the well-chosen ingredients in this kit, you’ll enjoy a classic Tuscan pleasure on the table in as little time as it takes to boil the pasta.
This kit contains:
Pappardelle Pasta: The long ribbons of Setaro’s pappardelle may remind you of fettuccine or tagliatelle, but a whole lot wider. It was invented in Tuscany, and the name is taken from the verb pappare, which in the local dialect means “to gobble up,” often with childish glee. We have no trouble with that part!
Summer Truffle Slices in Oil: Bring a little Italian luxury home with these summer truffle slices from Tartuflanghe. Foraged in the hazy summer months in the forests of the northwestern Piedmont region, these delicate nuggets are among the most valuable foods in the world. Their inimitable flavor is earthy and robust —just a little truffle adds a deep umami note to any dish. Immediately after harvesting, these truffles are sliced and preserved in olive oil, a process known as sottolio so they can be enjoyed year-round.
Black Truffle Spread: Black winter truffles are dark and pungent and have a delicately earthy, buttery flavor with notes of hazelnut and almond. This sauce ups their natural umami level by adding mushrooms, garlic, and herbs for a deliciously savory—and versatile—sauce.
Organic Rosemary Sprigs: No herb is more quintessentially Mediterranean than rosemary, and there’s no dried rosemary more intensely aromatic than this version from Filippone. The woody plant thrives in sunny, dry climates, and it grows wild across much of southern Italy, where its unmistakable scent perfumes the coastal breezes. This rosemary is grown on a small family farm in Sicily and dried right on the branch, so there's no doubt about what you're getting.