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Each monthly CHEF'S BOX™ is organized around a theme and includes 5-8 full-sized packaged foods and entertaining essentials from small-batch Canadian producers, as well as recipes and cooking tips from a top Canadian tastemaker. It's kitchen inspiration, delivered straight to your mailbox!
September CHEF'S BOX Theme: A Southern Italian Inspired Dinner
If you’ve savoured the wonderful southern Italian cuisine at one of the six Terroni restaurants in Toronto, well, you can thank Executive Chef Giovanna Alonzi for the delicious recipes! In this month's CHEF'S BOX, enjoy Chef Giovanna’s artisan selections as well as a couple of our own Terroni favourites:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Terroni (500mL). Made by Paolo Lo Monaco in Puglia, the olives are hand-picked from his 2000 trees when they are still not completely ripe, then hand pressed, without heat and machinery, ensuring an incredibly low level of acidity which is an indication of the highest quality of extra virgin olive oil. It is golden green in colour, smells fruity and is bitter, spicy and pungent to the taste.
Peperoncini Piccanti from Terroni (314g). In the deep south of Italy these chili peppers are known as the poor man's lard and have been used for centuries to spice up pasta, pizzas, bruschette, sandwiches, meats, sauces and fish. This signature condiment has a salty bite and a fiery finish that Terroni customers, including the Foodie Pages team, put on everything!
Sugo Pomodoro e Basilico from Louise Prete Fine Foods (500mL). Beautifully balanced acidity, unequalled consistency and perfectly seasoned with sea salt, spicy basil and robust cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. The perfect flavour layer in lasagna; enrobe your meatballs; or enjoy alone on your favourite pasta.
Spelt Creste di Gallo from The Cowichan Pasta Company (250g). Made from 100% Stone Ground Ancient Grains to retain more of the high fibre outer portion of the grain kernel creating a unique, richly coloured and intensely tasteful pasta. Enjoy the nutty flavour and high nutritional value.
Colossal Garlic from Green Valley Garlic. The ‘Music’ variety, developed from an Italian hard-neck variety brought to Canada by Al Music in the 1980’s, is a cultivar that loves our cold winters and warm summers. The bulbs usually contain four or five large cloves of uniform size wrapped in easy-to-peel skins. Once cooked, the taste is sweet and flavourful.
Porcini Mushroom Risotto from Untamed Feast (188g). Untamed Feast searches the unbeaten path to bring you truly wild ingredients from their natural environments. This no-stir risotto (yes, really!) serves 4 as a primo.
Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti (40g – 4/bag). Il Convento creates authentic Italian artisan baked goods. Italians sweeten their baked good just enough to intensify the essential ingredients - twice baked with a delicate crisp crunchy texture.
You'll also receive exclusive recipes for a Southern Italian dinner from Chef Giovanna.
The September CHEF'S BOX will ship approx. October 10th.
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