One of the best ways to make food taste even better is to share it with friends and family! Any occasion can be an excellent excuse to share some homey Italian cooking, and a fall feast is no exception. The days of garden-fresh tomato salads may be wrapping up for the year, but fall food is here to console us, so get out your best Italian cookbooks, and let’s prepare a harvest feast!
We like to start with any nice spread with a taste of everything to open the palette, something a good antipasto platter excels at. Start with a colorful array of meats like this Golfera Golfetta Mild Salami and this unique Golfera Uncured Mortadella with Pistachios, a selection of Italian cheeses (mozzarella, Parmesan, gorgonzola), marinated olives, roasted red peppers, and artichoke hearts. This hand-layered, rich antipasto mix featuring sliced olives, artichokes, porcini mushrooms, and chiodini mushrooms marinated in olive oil is another favorite of ours. It adds so much variety with just one jar!
Fall appetizers in one word? Soup, of course! And not just any soup: go straight for the most autumnal, cozy soup of all time with some butternut squash soup! Creamy and rich, with a touch of Organic Sicilian Sage and a drizzle of White Truffle Olive Oil for added depth and elegance.
The main dish calls for cooking something particularly special, so we would go with Osso Buco: Tender braised veal shanks in a flavorful tomato-based sauce, served over creamy La Grande Ruota Polenta. After that rich main course, you could lighten things up with a fall salad featuring fresh arugula, sliced pears, toasted walnuts, and gorgonzola cheese with a balsamic vinaigrette.
Round out the decadence with something classic. Perhaps a silky Panna Cotta for dessert, or perhaps layers of coffee-soaked lady fingers and mascarpone to make the simple yet timeless Tiramisu.
Or, if you want to go even simpler (or add more variety), these classic Sicilian Pennisi Almond Paste cookies are fantastic with a shot of espresso.
And there you have it, a fall feast everyone will love. Happy cooking!