I love Italian food. What are some ingredients I should always have on-hand?

I love Italian food. What are some ingredients I should always have on-hand?

Submitted by BHG Editor Catie

Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Capers
  • Jarred pesto
  • Dried porcini mushrooms
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Pine nuts
  • Garlic
  • Chianti
  • Figs
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Anchovies
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Here are a few of the delicious ingredients that are on the rise:

  • Nocino liqueur (This Italian walnut liqueur can be hard to find outside Italy, but Monteverdi Spirits produces a bottle in the U.S. Find retailers at nocino.com
  • "00" flour (the finest grind of flour available)
  • Blood oranges
  • Squeezable pastes (garlic, tomato, and anchovy pastes in tubes)
  • Tuna in olive oil
  • Sicilian sea salt
  • San Marzano tomatoes 
  • Arborio rice and farro
  • Prosciutto, pancetta, speck, and lardo
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