These days, I’ve been very much enjoying the KISS philosophy of cooking. You know, keeping it simple.
In fact, I’ve kind of built this entire blog around the concept of keeping it simple. For me, cooking with just a few key ingredients is the clearest way to get food on the table that we love to eat, and keeping my sanity.
I’m not big on using a lot of seasoning or spices in my food. I’ve found that garlic, onions and fresh herbs from the garden (and maybe a dash of wine?) are a surefire way to infuse big flavors into my food without making it over complicated.
Clearly I’m not the only one who feels this way.
Simplicity is the essence of great Italian food
150 years ago Francesco Bertolli and his wife Caterina opened a small, specialty food shop on the first floor of their home in Tuscany. They only sold pure, natural, Tuscan inspired foods. Francesco valued a simple, uncomplicated way of cooking, The Tuscan Way.
Bertolli believes that simple, uncomplicated cooking is the best– and who can argue against that? Their line of sauces reflect that commitment to quality, which is what makes them one of my favorite brands. Their simple Tuscan flavors are the perfect compliment to my favorite meals, like this manicotti!
I suppose that manicotti isn’t anything new, but these are extra fun because the filling is packed with flavor due to their secret ingredients: onions caramelized with a splash of red wine, then topped with Bertolli Vineyard Marinara with burgundy wine.
To add even more fresh flavor, you can add a little fresh parsley on top or a half a teaspoon of fresh rosemary into the mix!
Want to see more mouthwatering recipes that celebrate the Tuscan Way + tricks + cooking advice? Visit the Bertolli site!