How to Eat Peak-Season Produce All Year Round

Do you ever wish you could use peak-season corn in a winter chili instead of the canned stuff? Good news! You can. Our friends at Hudson Valley Harvest are redefining the way we think about frozen food. They harvest fruit and veggies at peak-season before flash-freezing them to lock in the nutrients and great taste, meaning you can enjoy the best in fresh no matter the season.

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Revive Italian Dinner Parties with Pasta Cups

Preparing a dinner party for a room full of guests with different tastes? Our friend and esteemed food historian, Francine Segan, has the perfect solution: pasta cups! These nests of spaghetti are baked into bite-sized cups that can be topped with whatever sauce or topping your guests prefer. Get the recipe after the jump.

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Attention Pasta Lovers: Try Pasta Pretzel Sticks

Most of us agree that pasta is one of the most satisfying foods in the pantry. But why limit our pasta experiences to boiled bowls of noodles and baked trays of lasagna? Our good friend and food historian, Francine Segan, has introduced us to a whole new way to enjoy pasta: pasta pretzel sticks! And, yes, they’re even yummier than they sound.

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Traditional Napoli Christmas Eve Pasta Recipe

Christmas Eve should be about spending time with your family, not spending time in the kitchen. Our friend and esteemed food historian, Francine Segan, has sent us an effortlessly delicious traditional Christmas Eve dish from Naples that can be cooked up in minutes. Find the recipe after the jump.

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5 New Ways to Enjoy Traditional Panettone

One of our favorite things about the holiday season here at FreshDirect is feasting on panettone. Happily, our friend and esteemed food historian, Francine Segan, shares this sentiment too! After discovering our mutual passion for panettone, Francine sent us her five favorite ways to enjoy this traditional Italian cake.

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Fresh Adventure: Watch the Video on How We Source Olio Novello

Our team of sourcing experts just got back from Sicily, where they celebrated the first harvest and press of the 2015 season, hand-picking our own custom blend of olives to make a unique olio novello (new oil) exclusive to FreshDirect. Ken, our specialty merchant, described this ready-to-use oil as “fresh, vibrant, and luscious.” This limited-time delicacy is blended, pressed, and shipped from Italy within a week, meaning it’s as fresh and tasty as can be. Pairing ideas and videos on how we sourced our olio novello after the jump!

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