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While you might think of pasta as a quintessentially Italian dish, it actually came to Italy when the Arab invasions in the 8th century brought a pasta product to Sicily. This Italian city began producing pasta as a staple food, which quickly became a favorite the world over. Rich and poor, young and old, in dozens of countries all over…

Italian Pasta Primavera

While pasta primavera traditionally celebrates the fresh produce of springtime in Italy, this lightened up version highlights the beautiful produce of late summer. By cutting the pasta with a small amount of zucchini noodles, this recipe is lightened up and healthier, but still delicious and satisfying. Bright tomatoes bring a healthy does of lycopene, and fresh basil provides powerful anti-inflammatory…

Italian Pesto Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Arugula

Pasta is as ubiquitous in Italy as fish in the sea. Many of the most famous and beloved Italian pastas come swathed in deliciously decadent and creamy sauces that taste heavenly but might leave you with a bellyache. This light and vegetable packed pesto pasta dish tastes just as filling and satisfying as those heavier pasta dishes, and you can…

Pasta Dish

I know what you’re thinking. A trip to Italy equals endless amounts of delicious pasta...which also happens to equate to needing a new wardrobe when you return home. But despite the delicious foods Italy is known for—pizza, fettuccine Alfredo, bread—Italian cuisine is more diverse than most people realize. In fact, it even has a Mediterranean flare to it; you’ll find…

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