Favorite Italian fall foods

Other great pumpkin options are ravioli di zucca, risotto di zucca, zuppa di zucca (pumpkin soup.) Orecchiette is a small pasta originating in Puglia, shaped like little ears (orecchie is ear in Italian, -etto a diminutive implying smallness.) The concave shape makes sauces and oils stick to them, perfect for Puglia’s quality olive oil.

Combine the two with orecchiette con cime di rapa, or broccoli rabe; a mix of local pasta, with local olive oil and the local broccoli harvest!

We love tartufo, truffle in english, but we especially love local tartufo!

Tuscany is a mecca for Italian food lovers, and like Tuscans, this fall we’re searching for the more rustic tastes traditional of Tuscan cuisine.

Trentino cultivates DOP apples or Denominazione di Origine Protetta, protected origin status, and the Golden Delicious apples grown there are just sweet enough for this delicious fall dessert!

The first cold of the year marks the start of the classic minestrone di verdure, or vegetable soup made with vegetable broth.