Essentials for Italian Cooking April 14, 2016

by Eat

HelloFresh is all about exploring authentic ethnic flavors and sharing only the best recipes with you. When we try delicious new foods, our chefs cannot wait to incorporate different and exciting ingredients and spices into your menu to replicate savory cultural dishes. Every month, HelloFresh features between 10-12 different types of cultural cuisines and 20-30 different herbs and spices. We take your taste buds on a weekly trip around the world so you can travel without ever leaving your kitchen.


This week, we are paying special attention to incredibly aromatic and savory Italian flavors. From rich, thick, white cheeses to deep, warm herbs, Italian is our favorite crown-pleasing cuisine. Every time you stroll past your local bistro, the smell hits you like a delicious breeze, and all of a sudden you’re salivating and dreaming of pasta. We want to help you recreate those traditional flavors at home, whether it’s in our box or not. What are the most crucial ingredients for Italian cooking?

  • Rosemary
  • Garlic
  • Capers
  • Lemon
  • Basil
  • Ricotta
  • Polenta
  • Porcini
  • Tomatoes
  • Pasta
  • Parmesan
  • Wine
  • Anchovies
  • Proscuitto
  • Olive Oil

Use this as a reference to jazz up your next boring chicken meal into a cultural masterpiece. Not confident you can handle your intro to Italian cooking on your own? Check out some of HelloFresh’s most-loved Italian recipes in our archive. Our Tuscan Ribollita was so loved by customers we’ve even repeated the recipe a few times!

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Happy Exploring & Happy Cooking!

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