This post is sponsored by Bertolli® but as always, the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Delicious onions that are caramelized in merlot. Slivers of prosciutto. Creamy, fresh Havarti cheese. Herbs, plucked straight from the garden and finely minced. Green onions. Crispy slices of bread, drizzled with oil and garlic. And all of this dipped in the new Bertolli Asiago Cheese & Arthichokes Sauce.
Felice Anniversario and Buono Appetito! Bertolli just celebrated their 150th year and they’re celebrating with this uh-mazing new line of sauces that are totally inspiring home chefs around the country to bring a little taste of Tuscany to their dinner table.
It’s been more than 150 years since Francesco Bertolli began selling his olive oil in the small town of Lucca, Italy. In 1865, Francesco opened a small storefront business selling regional foods such as olive oil, wine, cheese and olives. In the late 1800s, Italian immigrants in America, unable to find the products to which they were accustomed, wrote to Bertolli asking for crates of olive oil. In reply, Bertolli sent orders to America and thus became the first exporter of olive oil.
From its beginnings in olive oil, Bertolli today has grown to also include a broad range of Italian-inspired pasta sauce and skillet meals. Today, more than 150 years since Francesco Bertolli began selling his olive oil in Lucca, Italy, the original “Villa Bertolli” at piazza S. Donato still stands – just as Bertolli remains at the heart of the Italian-inspired cuisine enjoyed at home by millions of families around the world.
Clearly, one of the best things about this celebration is the delicious food and this new line of sauces. But even better is that Bertolli is using this opportunity to give back.
For each photo shared via social media using #MyTuscanTable throughout October, Bertolli® will make a $1 donation to help end childhood hunger in America through a partnership with No Kid Hungry. With each dollar, No Kid Hungry will provide 10 healthy meals to kids in need, up to a half a million meals. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring kids have the healthy food they need, every day. The Bertolli® brand is proud to lend its passion for uniting people over food to help connect kids struggling with hunger to the nutritious meals they need to grow and thrive.
So join me in bringing some Tuscany to your table and if you try this or any other great recipes, make sure you tag me (@grownandhealthy on Twitter) and use #MyTuscanTable so you can help show your support too!