Mangia, Mangia!

Mangia, Mangia!

MANGIA, MANGIA

 

There is a new kid on a very familiar and awesome block. Avery Perry, left, has joined the team at  at Seven Hills Pasta Co, who we love to work with at Family Dinner.  Avery, formerly of Nella Pasta and Law of Pasta, will run the newly formed Fresh Pasta department at Seven Hills and we couldn't be more thrilled. (It is  all about us, right?)

Avery is joining a stellar team. Seven Hills Pasta Co is a family run business in Melrose, MA, specializing in producing traditional artisan dry pasta. The company is run by Giulio, pictured, and his wife and Massachusetts native Carol, not pictured. (Carol, I'm sorry. I'm literally the worst. How did I leave the woman out of a part woman-owned business. The shame!)

The dried product, which you have seen in your shares is absolutely delicious and the process is slow and full of love. From their site:

"Soft dough is gently kneaded in our pasta machines imported from Italy. As the pasta is extruded through custom bronze dies, it acquires the characteristic rough texture that even the silkiest of sauces will cling to. Finally, the pasta undergoes a 24 hour drying period thus gaining the firm al dente quality that separates an ordinary plate of pasta from a truly memorable meal."
We asked Giulio what got him into this tasty craft: "Definitely spending every Sunday rolling out fresh handmade fettuccine with my Italian grandmother (Nonna Lina!) back at home in Rome."
That sounds like an incredible space in which to learn and share time with family. Shout out to Nonna Lina, grazie di tutto!
For Avery, his pasta journey doesn't involve a Nonna (no one is perfect) but is still full  of love:
"Coming from the restaurant world, I had a unique opportunity to study the art of pasta making whilst being challenged to develop unique flavor profiles. At that point I fell in love. "
People often think of pasta as a heavy bowl of comfort food, meant for the depths of a New England winter when you feel like you're living beyond the Wall. Avery and Giulio contest that notion and shared with us their favorite summer dishes:
Giulio: "Seven Hills Fusilli with pine-nut basil pesto and fresh cherry tomatoes. Great served either warm with shards of aged parmigiano reggiano or cold as pasta salad on a hot day."
Avery: "Seven Hills Gigli, tossed in a Bacon Balsamic Vinaigrette, with Candied Beets, Baby Arugula, topped with Whipped Goat Cheese. " 
I'll take two of each AND I'll bring the wine.
This week we have a dry pasta from Seven Hills in the Double Shares and a Fresh Pasta in for the add-on pasta of the week. We hope you enjoy and you can expect much more from them soon!
A last little love letter from the Seven Hills team: 

"We created Seven Hills Pasta Co. with the belief that food can bring people together. In Italy, when you are invited to a "Spaghettata" you're asked to enjoy more than a bowl of that country's best. We echo this call to celebrate good friends with good food. In that spirit, we invite you to share our pasta with the people who make your life richer, too!"

Let's Eat.

 

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

Delivery dates: Saturday, 6/26 and Tuesday, 6/29

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

Add-on Grain of the Week - Bagels from Iggy's
Add-on Bread of the Week - Country Round from Iggy's 
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Sticky Buns from Forge
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Rigatoni from Seven Hills
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Ricotta from Maple Brook Farm
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Grape Leaves from Magic Bites

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Steelhead Trout* from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins - Lentil Fingers from Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Garlic Scapes from Shady Acres Farm; Zucchini from Langwater Farm and Picadilly Farm; Cabbage from Clark Farm and Kitchen Garden Farm; Strawberries from Drumlin Farm and Ward's Berry Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup
Special Treat - Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Forge

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Protein - Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms; Steelhead Trout* from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hummus from Magic Bites
Pescatarian Protein - Steelhead Trout*, Skate from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hummus from Magic Bites
Vegetarian Proteins - Lentil Fingers from Magic Bites; Tempeh Bacon from Forge; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hummus from Magic Bites
Paleo Proteins - Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms; Steelhead Trout* from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Garlic Scapes from Shady Acres Farm; Zucchini from Langwater Farm and Picadilly Farm; Cabbage from Clark Farm and Kitchen Garden Farm; Strawberries from Drumlin Farm and Ward's Berry Farm; Kohlrabi from Clark Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Langwater Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup
Special Treat - Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Forge; Nuts from Q's Nuts

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms; Steelhead Trout* from Red's: Ground Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hummus from Magic Bites; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Steelhead Trout*, Skate, Haddock from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hummus from Magic Bites; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Vegetarian Proteins - Lentil Fingers from Magic Bites; Tempeh Bacon from Forge; Pierogi from Jaju; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hummus from Magic Bites; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Paleo Proteins - Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms; Steelhead Trout* from Red's; Ground Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Garlic Scapes from Shady Acres Farm; Zucchini from Langwater Farm and Picadilly Farm; Cabbage from Clark Farm and Kitchen Garden Farm; Strawberries from Drumlin Farm and Ward's Berry Farm; Kohlrabi from Clark Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Langwater Farm; Cucumbers from Kimball Fruit Farm; Peas from Ward's Berry Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup; Pasta from Seven Hills
Special Treat - Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Forge; Nuts from Q's Nuts

*Note on the Trout - It looks a lot like salmon, but is in fact trout. Also, it will only be available for a short while longer, so enjoy it while you can. :) 

 

RECIPES

(from Shannon)

I want to see what you're making! Send pics of your creations and other recipes over to recipes@sharefamilydinner.com for us to highlight! 

Trout with Pesto - Still have any kale pesto from last week or a green you're trying to use up as a pesto?? Well "trout" this recipe out! 

Sautéed Turnip Greens with Scapes - Don't waste those greens!!! Serve as a side with the pork chops or any of the fish, yum yum! 

Pickled Garlic Scapes - If you're looking to extend the shelf life of your scapes, try pickling them! 

Grilled Zucchini Ribbons - I am all about the grilled veggies this time of year, and this is a fun one to try out! 

Ina Garten Pesto and Peas Pasta - I will admit, I was the cool 10 year old that loved watching Ina Garten when I came home from school. A cool pasta salad with Seven Hills pasta sounds quite amazing right about now. 

Perfect Pork Chop - Bring out the cast iron, here is how to make the perfect pork chop! 

Napa Cabbage - Try is as a slaw, salad, soup, rice, or all of the above! These heads can lend themselves to a few different dishes most likely! 

Want to share recipes that wow'ed you or show off something incredible that is just going to make me hungry while checking emails? (Or send us pics of your dog with your share?? WE REALLY WANT TO SEE PUPS)  Drop us a line over at recipes@sharefamilydinner.com. We'll be highlighting your recipes and creations in coming weeks!  (I am loving all the things you have sent! Stay tuned for highlights coming soon!)