Living in Upstate NY I am very lucky. We have an Italian restaurant on almost every single corner. I grew up loving Italian food. Every Sunday in the colder months I make sauce, meatballs and Ziti. I would love to eat Italian food every day of the week. Lets face it I don’t always have hours to make my own sauce. I rely on Bertolli for weeknights.
In Upstate NY we have a dish found at almost every restaurant called Chicken Riggies. It is a spicy, cheesy dish that can not really be explained. You have to try this one for yourself. I have a quick version I like to do. You will need: 1 red pepper, 1, yellow pepper, 1 hot pepper, 1 cup chopped mushrooms, 1 pound cubed chicken, Bertolli Riserva, Bertolli alfredo sauce, and 1 tsp hot pepper flakes.
Cook pasta according to directions. Saute cubed chicken, add in veggies and hot pepper flakes. Continue cooking until chicken is no longer pink and veggies are tender. Add in one full jar of Bertolli Alfredo sauce and one Jar of Bertolli Riseva. Over a low heat continue cooking for about 10 minutes or until comes to a slow boil. Pour mixture over your pasta and enjoy.
Right now Bertolli wants to help you bring a little Tuscany to your table, with a $1.50 off coupon.
The new Bertolli Riserva:
• Bertolli® Riserva Marinara with Parmigiano-Reggiano
• Bertolli® Riserva Porcini Mushrooms & White Truffle Oil
• Bertolli® Riserva Asiago Cheese & Artichokes
• Bertolli® Riserva Balsamic Vinegar & Caramelized Onions
It’s been more than 150 years since Francesco Bertolli began selling his olive oil in the small town of Lucca, Italy. In 1865, Francesco opened a small storefront business selling regional foods such as olive oil, wine, cheese and olives. In the late 1800s, Italian immigrants in America, unable to find the products to which they were accustomed, wrote to Bertolli asking for crates of olive oil. In reply, Bertolli sent orders to America and thus became the first exporter of olive oil. From its beginnings in olive oil, Bertolli today has grown to also include a broad range of Italian-inspired pasta sauce and skillet meals. Today, more than 150 years since Francesco Bertolli began selling his olive oil in Lucca, Italy, the original “Villa Bertolli” at piazza S. Donato still stands – just as Bertolli remains at the heart of the Italian-inspired cuisine enjoyed at home by millions of families around the world.
Join us in celebrating 150 years of delicious food, friends and family. Felice Anniversario and Buono Appetito!