The Italian summer calls to mind visions of a crisp glass of wine, homemade pasta and garden-fresh produce simply and beautifully prepared. Hence, this week’s box captures the flavors of summer by way of Italy with locally-crafted bucatini pasta tossed with our own fragrant housemade basil pesto and Grana-style cheese, plus a fresh sourdough baguette and a bevy of beautiful salad greens and ingredients like beets, carrots and sugar snap peas. Also included for this relaxed, refreshing meal: A classic French rosé and the first of the summer raspberries. Mangia!
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Grana Cheese with Honey & Red Pepper Flakes
The success of this lovely appetizer depends entirely on the quality of the ingredients, so don’t scrimp!
Beet Salad with Raspberries, Grana Cheese & Shaved Fennel
Tossed with a raspberry-honey vinaigrette, this showpiece salad boasts beautiful color.
Piracicaba Broccoli with Crispy Lemon Crumbs
This recipe courtesy of Top Chef’s Gail Simmons adds crunchy, lemon-tinged bread crumbs for a show-stopping finish.
Carrots Marinated with Garlic & Oregano
This room-temperature dish packs in the flavor and makes for a lovely side dish on a hot day.
Glazed Hakurei Turnips
These buttery glazed turnips are sure to delight.
Grilled Green Onions
Sweet and delicious with green tops, these onions are at their best grilled.