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.

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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3 Summer Pasta Salad Ideas Perfect for Fourth of July, from Cervasi Pasta

3 Summer Pasta Salad Ideas Perfect for Fourth of July

As you make plans to celebrate the red, white and blue on Fourth of July, consider the ultimate side dish to complete your barbecue: pasta salad featuring Cervasi pasta. Our pasta salad recipes burst with firework flavor and make the perfect addition to your Independence Day celebration. Our recipe archive features three summer pasta salads that […]

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Four Reasons for Using Olive Oil for Grilling

Four Reasons for Using Olive Oil for Grilling

Though it’s not yet officially summer, summer fun has already begun. More sunshine means more time spent outdoors. Summer holidays and vacation days mean more time with family and friends ― and more time spent using your grill and its best friend, Cervasi Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Have you ever tried marinating your meat and […]

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Know Your Cervasi Noodle: Capellini

Know Your Noodle: Capellini [Angel Hair]

Angel Hair pasta is well-known as a go-to noodle and a perfect pantry staple. Though it’s often confused with the Spaghetti noodle, it’s thinner shape works best with light cream and oil-based sauces. Another point of confusion could be that Angel Hair pasta is the Americanized name for the thin Capelli d’angelo noodle. Cervasi’s Angel […]

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