Great food has always been an important part of our family. Many cherished moments happen around the table, sharing a meal with those we love. So we've always put our heart and soul into our food, gathering together great ingredient items that make even ordinary dishes put a smile everyone's face. As we learned from family tradition, great food doesn't have to be complicated - it just takes the right ingredients. Here in the Cervasi Cucina, we'll show you great tips and tricks to put together meals, sides and appetizers, using simple high-quality specialty ingredients that turn into easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing dishes.

“Fall” in Love with These Apple Recipes Brought to You by Cervasi

“Fall” in Love with These Apple Recipes

You may think olive oil is to pasta what pumpkin spice is to fall, but we’re suggesting another amazing flavor for olive oil and fall: apple. With fall just a couple weeks away, apple orchards will soon be bustling with fall-fruit fanatics. (Read on to find a Kansas City-area orchard near you.) Today, we’re featuring […]

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Lent-Friendly Meal Ideas from Cervasi

Know Your Noodle: It’s a Wrap!

Pasta comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and, at times, this can be confusing. (Is that noodle spaghetti … or spaghettini?) That’s why we launched our popular “Know Your Noodle” series last year on our blog. Know Your Noodle (KYN) is where we featured each of our popular Cervasi pasta types, shared the […]

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One-Pot Meals for the Busy Family, from Cervasi USA

One-Pot Meals for the Busy Family

The alarm sounds early in the morning. The day quickly shifts to dropping off the kids at school, a workday filled with back-to-back meetings, running errands, lunch with a friend, volunteering at your favorite non-profit — or maybe all of these! Make life a bit easier with simple, streamlined meals that don’t take much time […]

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Temps, Time and Tenderness: 8 Tips for Cooking Pasta

Temp, Time and Tenderness: 8 Tips for Cooking Pasta

Cooking pasta may seem easy — just boil water and add the desired noodle of your choice — but there are tips you can follow to achieve pasta perfection. Here’s a round-up of tips we like: Wait for a rapid boil. If you put the pasta in the water early, it will absorb too much water […]

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Orzo Pasta from Cervasi Pasta, a Kansas City importer of Italian foods

Know Your Noodle: Orzo

Orzo pasta could easily be mistaken for rice, and that’s likely because orzo is the Italian word for “barley.” Orzo pasta, a classic component in soups, also pairs well with butter or light sauces and is a great addition to casseroles and stuffed peppers. In the Cervasi recipe archive, we feature delicious Insalata d’Orzo that includes […]

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