Felice giorno del ringraziamento! Here are a few tips to make your traditional celebration a little bit Italian
Thanksgiving with an Italian touch
It is time to give thanks! Thanksgiving menu is, of course, traditionally American. When we think about "Thanksgiving," we usually don't associate it with Italian food. Italians, indeed, do not typically celebrate Thanksgiving. The truth is that also Italian-American families in the US celebrate Thanksgiving a little differently. For example, Italian-Americans often sneak in some pasta or maybe a tiramisu instead of pumpkin pie alongside the traditional turkey and cranberries. So…What about getting a little Italian flavor to your Thanksgiving? You can bring a creative Italian touch to your festive table. Here are our ideas!
Start with an Italian aperitivo
The aperitif is an all-Italian pleasure. Start your Thanksgiving celebrations with a nice aperitivo. You can offer your guests simple bruschetta accompanied by white wine. A good idea could be a nice glass of Falanghina or Vermentino. The options for a tasty bruschetta are literally endless. However, you can opt for a simple bruschetta with tomato, which are guaranteed to please all your guests time and time again. The secret is to choose good bread. You can simply slice a baguette, rub each slice with a piece of garlic, drizzle it with extra virgin olive oil, and grill or bake it in the oven. Top your bruschetta with cherry tomatoes finely chopped and seasoned with salt, oil, and oregano. Another tasty idea is to opt for a topping of "sott'oli," Mediterranean vegetables traditionally prepared and preserved in olive oil. They are very popular in every Italian kitchen! Here is our selection!
Last but not least, try topping your bruschetta with some good pesto. Here at Magnifico, we have something for everyone: from traditional Genovese pesto to Sicilian pesto. Alternatively, you can choose a pate, such as our delicious artichokes & Sicilian almonds pate, our truffle spread, or our asparagus cream. In addition to bruschetta, you can also serve some canapes of salami and cheese, accompanied by an assortment of tarallini.
Italian-inspired Thanksgiving sides
If you want to give your guests a touch of Italian flair, a good idea might be to offer them some Italian-inspired side dishes. A good risotto is perfect for the season. For example, you could prepare a mushroom or pumpkin risotto. The most important thing is to choose high-quality rice. Don't worry, we've got you covered: here, you'll find an abundant selection of Italian rice. If you don't have a lot of time, there are also delicious ready-to-cook options like pumpkin risotto or porcini mushrooms risotto.
- Donatella Mulvoni