Dinner Italian Style

 

Pasta Alla Carbonara With Negroni Prosciutto

When it comes to talking about Italy, food is everything – sitting around a table after a long day working or at the beach, it is food that brings the family together. Discussions about life, family matters, Italian politics and the world as a whole are quite popular during meal times when extended families sit for hours.

Italians love sitting down to eat with their immediate family, the whole process is different than that in England. There may be family members sitting around a table, but it’s not the same experience. Meal times are a fairly relaxed affair in Italy; there is no urge to eat your meal down as quickly as possible, to rush off to do something else. The food is brought to the table at a relaxed pace and eaten slowly; afterwards, of course, the family talk follows.

In case of a big family gathering, the preparations start hours in advance of the arrival of the first guest and continue till much later, as the hosts usually prepare much more food than needed. The event gets underway only when everyone arrives – it is like an un-written rule that until all the guests arrive and all food is prepared, no one gets in the mood to enjoy. Children, however, as they tend to get past watchful eyes of adults, and pinch salami and cheese from the table.

Finally, when you do sit down for the meal, it is a very long, relaxed and drawn out process. Generally, Italians can sit down to a ten-course meal, eaten for over three hours. There will be more courses if the family gathering is bigger, as everyone usually brings something with them to add to the table – a good traditional homemade Italian food. The courses are generally rather small and are usually served on large platters in the center of the table, within easy reach of everyone at  If you are new to this experience; remember, not too get so full on the fist few courses that you regret not having space for another course further down the line.

There is never ever anything like a quiet Italian dinner table something is always going on! The older men sit at the head of the table discussing the old days, the women usually rush back and to from the kitchen with more trays of food, the younger generation, compete to be heard when all sit around the center of the table discussing the state of the world and the children do all that children normally do.

Even as the meal reaches it’s grand finale, most members stays around the table with conversations going on for hours, or maybe a game or two of scopa. The event gets underway only when everyone arrives – it is like an un-written rule that until all the guests arrive and all food is prepared, no one gets in the mood to enjoy. Children, however, are an exception to this rule, as they tend to get past watchful eyes of adults, and pinch salami and cheese from the table. A traditional Italian card game – though a few people may saunter off to relax!

Negroni’s Authentico Italiano selection includes:
Prosciutto Arrosto
– a traditional Italian roasted ham made in Italy using only selected pork shanks and rich blend of garlic, rosemary and fine Mediterranean herbs.

Prosciutto Cotto – a traditional Italian cooked ham made in Italy using selected pork shanks and natural flavorings and is lighter in color and sweeter in flavor than Prosciutto Arrosto.

Negroni’s Authentico Italiano selection includes:
Prosciutto Arrosto
– a traditional Italian roasted ham made in Italy using only selected pork shanks and rich blend of garlic, rosemary and fine Mediterranean herbs.

Prosciutto Cotto – a traditional Italian cooked ham made in Italy using selected pork shanks and natural flavorings and is lighter in color and sweeter in flavor than Prosciutto Arrosto.

Mortadella
– a traditional Italian cooked specialty made in Italy based on a 500 year old recipe from the province of Emilia Romagna.

Prosciutto di Parma – the most renowned dry-cured Italian ham, made with the best Italian pork legs, packed in a strictly defined region around Parma, Italy. Parma is a beautiful Italian city known for its monuments, castles, opera and haute cuisine!

For more information about Negroni products please contact:

Negroni Corporation USA
13 Fairfield Ave. Suite 105
Little Falls, NJ 07424
usa.negroni@negroni.com
973.256.0033 Tel
973.256.1108 Fax

To print this article, click on headline. Using Internet Explorer browser go to File > Print Preview, click and print

Bookmark and Share

Author: Sunita Kaushal
articlesbase.com

Fresh High Quality Authentic Ingredients Are Essential To Giada’s Cuisine

If you were to ask Giada Delaurentis what her favorite ingredient is, she would tell you it depends on where She is and what is fresh in that location on the given day. “But once you’ve put your groceries in the car, the quality of your dinner has already been decided” says Delaurentis.

Fresh, high quality  authentic Italian ingredients are essential to Giada’s cuisine whether being used in an innovative dish on The Food Network, or going in to a century-old, classic preparation.

This is why Giada loves to travel to the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, the home of Negroni Prosciutto.  “The food of Emilia-Romagna is modern, yet the style of food reflects this tasteful region. The restaurants are usually filled with a good combo of hipsters and old guard eating new takes on classics and a lot of creative tasty food like Negroni Prosciutto insalata dei nervetti with chestnuts and currant vinegar or baccala with capers and citrus” says Giada.

Negroni’s Authentico Italiano selection includes:
Prosciutto Arrosto
– a traditional Italian roasted ham made in Italy using only selected pork shanks and rich blend of garlic, rosemary and fine Mediterranean herbs.

Prosciutto Cotto – a traditional Italian cooked ham made in Italy using selected pork shanks and natural flavorings and is lighter in color and sweeter in flavor than Prosciutto Arrosto.

Negroni’s Authentico Italiano selection includes:
Prosciutto Arrosto
– a traditional Italian roasted ham made in Italy using only selected pork shanks and rich blend of garlic, rosemary and fine Mediterranean herbs.

Prosciutto Cotto – a traditional Italian cooked ham made in Italy using selected pork shanks and natural flavorings and is lighter in color and sweeter in flavor than Prosciutto Arrosto.

Mortadella
– a traditional Italian cooked specialty made in Italy based on a 500 year old recipe from the province of Emilia Romagna.

Prosciutto di Parma – the most renowned dry-cured Italian ham, made with the best Italian pork legs, packed in a strictly defined region around Parma, Italy. Parma is a beautiful Italian city known for its monuments, castles, opera and haute cuisine!

For more information about Negroni products please contact:

Negroni Corporation USA
13 Fairfield Ave. Suite 105
Little Falls, NJ 07424
usa.negroni@negroni.com
973.256.0033 Tel
973.256.1108 Fax

To print this article, click on headline. Using Internet Explorer browser go to File > Print Preview, click and print

Bookmark and Share

Italian Artisans Have Been Producing Prosciutto For Generations

Pasta Alla Carbonara With Negroni Prosciutto

Italian artisans have been producing prosciutto for generations. Today, the same careful techniques that create this amazing cured meat are followed around the world. Prosciutto is the Italian word for ham, but in English the word is almost always associated with an aged, cured, spicy Italian ham that is sliced thin and served without cooking.

Continue reading ‘Italian Artisans Have Been Producing Prosciutto For Generations’

Hearty Pasta Served With a Rich Negroni Prosciutto Sauce

Hearty Negroni Prosciutto Pastaby

Negroni Prosciutto Coming To Fairway Market – A Market Like No Other Market – On June 1, 2010

Now you can buy Negroni Prosciutto at Fairway Market, starting 
June 1, 2010.

Fairway Market is known for everything, from rare cheeses to a wide variety of cured meats and prosciutto, all kinds of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, bread, etc. They have great produce and they have an amazing selection of artisan cheeses and freshly made pastas and sauces.

Continue reading ‘Negroni Prosciutto Coming To Fairway Market – A Market Like No Other Market – On June 1, 2010′

“The Sweet/Salt of the Prosciutto and Melon Was A Taste I Enjoy To This Day. It Was My Introduction To The Magic Of Prosciutto.”

This prosciutto story was posted on our Facebook page, we loved it and decided to share with all of you.

OK, here’s my prosciutto story. ~ by Rich Sullivan

“I’m telling you, because no one else would understand it. Early 1970’s: I take a date to the Colandrea New Corner, an Italian restaurant in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, where our Dad had been taking us for years, ever since I was a little kid. This was the first time I was there on my own. I was sixteen years old. We got  the menus, and I wanted to order what my Dad always ordered for us as an appetizer, along with clams oreganata: It was a big plate of deep-fried vegetables, all different kinds: broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, zucchini, asparagus, etc. But I didn’t know the name of it! Of course,

Continue reading ‘“The Sweet/Salt of the Prosciutto and Melon Was A Taste I Enjoy To This Day. It Was My Introduction To The Magic Of Prosciutto.”’

Osso Bucco With Negroni Prosciutto, White Wine and Anchovies Make an Intensely Meaty Tasting Classic Italian Dish

Osso buco, when loosely translated from Italian, means hollowed bone, a reference to the large piece of marrow in the center of the veal shank bone. It derives from the phrase osso buco literally whole bone because the bone marrow is part of the appeal of the dish.

This dish is a specialty of veal shanks cooked in meat broth, flavored with white wine and vegetables. Slowly braised, this relatively tough, yet flavorful cut of meat becomes meltingly tender, and the connective tissues and marrow dissolve into the sauce, making it rich and creamy. The shank is a relatively cheap cut of veal which is readily available in most good supermarkets and butcher shops. Better portions include meaty hind-shanks cut from the top of the thigh with a high proportion of meat to bone. Each piece should be about five inches across and one to one-and-a-half inches thick.

Continue reading ‘Osso Bucco With Negroni Prosciutto, White Wine and Anchovies Make an Intensely Meaty Tasting Classic Italian Dish’

What Does It Mean To Be Italian?

To be Italian is to be sensual.

It is to intimately taste the wine, the sauce, and the ripe olives, as well as the color of the sky, the curve of the coast, and the fragrance of the
air, the skill of the sculptor, and the eye and soul of the painter.

To be Italian is to feel the pain of humanity, the innocence of a child, the loyalty of a dog. It means to take care of your family first but to help anyone in need when you can. It means to belong to a gene pool influenced by some of the most interesting cultures of history. And lastly, to be Italian to eat the very best food in the world.

Continue reading ‘What Does It Mean To Be Italian?’

Minestrone “The Big Soup” – White Bean, Negroni Prosciutto and Kale Soup

Minestrone Soup also known as “the big soup,”  is made with many ingredients and is the name for a variety of thick Italian soups made with vegetables, often with the addition of Pasta or rice. Common ingredients include beans onions, celery, carrots, stock and tomatoes.

There is no set recipe for minestrone, since it is usually made out of whatever vegetables are in season. It can be contain a meat-based broth (such as chicken stock). Minestrone Soup is one of the cornerstones of Italian cuisine, and is just about as common as pasta on Italian tables.

Continue reading ‘Minestrone “The Big Soup” – White Bean, Negroni Prosciutto and Kale Soup’

Classic Antipasto With Negroni Autentico Italiano Prosciutto

Negroni Prosciutto Authentic Italian Antipasto PlatterThe Negroni “star” rose in 1907 when Pietro Negroni opened his deli shop in Cremona, Italy where the company still resides today. With a century of expertise and strong links to a farming region rich in food tradition, Negroni Authentico Italian is now one of Italy’s most prestigious Authentic Italian Delicatessen meat brand. Try a classic antipasto, with Negroni Prosciutto Di Parma, Negroni Mortadella, and Negroni Prosciutto Cotto.

Continue reading ‘Classic Antipasto With Negroni Autentico Italiano Prosciutto’


Visit Our Website

Visit Negroni on Facebook

Visit Negroni on Twitter

Prosciutto di Parma

Super premium dry-cured ham

Prosciutto

Premium dry-cured ham

Prosciutto Arrosto

Roasted ham

Prosciutto Cotto

Cooked ham

Mortadella

Traditional Italian cooked specialty

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 27,068 hits

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.