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August 4, 2021

Recipe: Ari’s Pasta with Sardines and Olive Paste

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Super fine supper from pantry to plate This dish has long been one of my old standbys. It offers comfort and a compelling combination of great flavors that consistently brighten my evening. The main ingredients are good pantry staples I try to have on hand all the time—top quality pasta, tinned […]

April 1, 2021

Recipe: Red Walnuts Make a Great Sauce for Pasta

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Red walnuts are a wonderful way to make dinner Salsa Noci is a pretty common item on the Italian Riviera, where jarred sauces are a wonderful everyday item. I got to thinking about it the other day—while putting some of the super good red walnuts we have at the Deli on a salad, […]

January 1, 2021

Recipe: Swiss Potato Mac & Cheese with Caramelized Onions

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Swiss potato mac is a great winter dish from the mountains to make at your house There’s no denying that we’re into the first full-on formal weeks of winter here in Michigan. A sprinkling of snow and plenty of below-freezing temperatures. Which means it’s a good time of year to […]

October 6, 2020

Rodger’s 4 Ingredient Magic Meal Formula

A BUTCHER’S MONTHLY RECIPE FROM CHEF RODGER I’m a believer in this simple magic meal formula to make a complete meal that’s easy to get on the dinner table:  Pasta + Jarred Sauce + Fresh Greens + Protein. It’s a semi-homemade family meal perfect for busy weeknights, but it’s still vibrant and full of flavor. […]

August 24, 2020

Pasta Cooking Tips

  Follow these pasta cooking tips from Mo, our partner at Zingerman’s Mail Order and fellow pasta importer, and you’ll be sure to have the best tasting pasta! SALT Salt the water heavily as soon as the water starts boiling. “Salty like the sea,” says Signora Passalacqua, the mother of my Sicilian friend Gioacchino. Salty […]

July 24, 2019

Prosciutto Pasta Carbonara Recipe

Try out this pasta carbonara recipe featuring Prosciutto di Parma, Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano Reggiano, and of course, your favorite pasta!

October 6, 2009

Simple Seaside Pasta

Ingredients: 1 lb Latini Pasta 3/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano (grated) 1/2 cup Fresh Parsley, coarse chop 4 Whole Boquerones (white anchovies), fine chop 3/4 cup Fresh Lemon Juice 1 1/2 tbsp Marash Pepper 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sea Salt to taste Black Pepper to taste Directions: Cook pasta in plenty of boiling salted […]

October 6, 2009

Peas, Pasta, Pancetta & Parm

Ingredients: 1 package Al Dente Straw and Hay Pasta 6 oz Pancetta, diced 1 large Cooking Onion, diced 1 quart Fresh Peas or 1 cup Frozen Peas 1 tsp Freshly Grated Pepper 1 cup Chicken Stock 2 tbsp Parmigiano Reggiano, grated 1/4 cup Fresh Oregano, or other fresh herbs, chopped Directions: If using fresh peas, […]

October 6, 2009

Pasta with Mussels & Saffron

Ingredients: 1 package Al Dente Land and Sea Pasta 2 cloves Garlic, coarsely chopped 3/4 cup Dry White Wine 3-4 threads Spanish Saffron 2 large Ripe Tomatoes, seeded and diced ¼ cup Flat Leaf Parsley, chopped 1 Lemon, sliced 8 to 10 Large Mussels or Clams, cleaned & de-bearded 6 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil […]