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I’ve never been to Italy (and I’m qualifying that with a big yet) to savor an authentic Italian meal, but there’s no reason I can’t take elements of what I would experience in Italy and bring that to my dinner table, right?
So first let’s set the table for the family. (According to a Bertolli Mangia Italian/American survey, Italians are twice as likely as Americans to set the table, and 84% of Italians eat with their families.)
We’re also going to have our largest meal at lunch, rather than dinner.
Done and done.
Let’s add wine too. It’s an Italian thing.
Now we need to serve a meal of authentic recipes made with fresh and simple ingredients.
This is where I invite an Italian guy to dinner — Francesco Bertolli. You thought I was going to say my boyfriend, didn’t you? He’s definitely Italian, and he’s definitely at my dinner table a lot, but his Italian cooking takes all day, and my buddy Francesco? Well, he’s a bit more expeditious along with the delicious.
Bertolli Italian meals are crafted from authentic recipes and ingredients – just like those made in an Italian kitchen.
The sauces are created by sautéing garlic and wine, caramelizing onions and then adding lightly crushed tomatoes and slow simmered for up to two hours resulting in complex flavors and textures. Then they’re flash frozen so every bit of that authentic taste is preserved.
Plus I love the Bertolli philosophy: “There is nothing more beautiful than sharing great food, conversation and laughter”. In Italy, 70% of people enjoy meals family-style compared to only 31% of Americans! Well, at my house today folks, we’re doing the Italian thing, and serving everything family-style!
If you haven’t tried Bertolli frozen meals yet, now’s the time to do it! The line of authentic Italian skillet meals (ready in 10-12 minutes) has been completely reformulated. The ingredient list is simple and recipe-like, and you can even peek inside the transparent packaging to see the ingredients.
My family can personally vouch for both the Chicken Marsala & Roasted Redskin Potatoes and the Chicken Florentine & Farfalle meals. Totally mangia worthy!