For the guy who introduced you to pasta.
A Father’s Day bundle for the dad who is always perfecting his Sunday gravy and showing up to holiday feasts with a lasagna big enough for the neighborhood. We included three gifts to inspire your dad’s next home-cooked meal: Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli’s cookbook, Italian American, brimming with over a hundred decadent and nostalgic recipes, a beautiful and sturdy Olive Wood Spatula, and an Italian Phrase Enamel Bowl handpainted with the words “nessuno cucina come il papà.” Buona Festa del Papà!
- Italian American cookbook by Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli
- Olive Wood Spatula
- Italian Phrase Enamel Bowl with the words “nessuno cucina come il papà” – (no one cooks like dad)
Bowl: 8.65 x 1.57 inches
Spatula: 12.25 × 3 inches
Bowl: Enamelware with hand-painted phrases.
Spatula: Italian olive wood
Bowl: These dishes can get hot! Handle with care when serving your soups or pasta in brodo. To keep your dishes in good shape, hand wash in cold water with a non-abrasive sponge and gentle dish detergent. Note: the hand-painted phrases are heat-treated but not glazed. Abrasive sponges and sharp knives will scratch the hand-painted decoration. To protect the hand-painted designs, dishwasher cleaning is also not recommended. Nota bene: never put your enamel bowls in the microwave.
Spatula: Upon receiving your olive wood pieces, rub with food-safe mineral oil to season the wood. Hand wash in warm water with a gentle detergent and dry immediately after use. Re-oil your pieces as needed with a soft kitchen towel, when the wood begins to look and feel a bit dry, at least once a month. Rub the food-safe oil in a circular motion from top to bottom, covering the whole piece. For removing pieces of caked dough, use a toothbrush, dipped in water, and gently scrub until the dough has been removed. Nota bene: never put olive wood in the dishwasher! This is the quickest way to ruin your beautiful olive wood pieces.
Bowl: Based in the Northeastern region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Alt Means Old is dedicated to sourcing vintage Italian housewares that capture the traditional, rare, and thoughtful ways of living before they are lost.
Spatula: Since 1977, Arte Legno – literally “Art Wood” – has been working with Italian olive wood to create beautiful, timeless kitchen tools and objects. Olive trees have been cultivated in Italy since the 6th century BC. At their laboratory located in the heart of Spello in Umbria, two generations of woodworkers have been handcrafting each piece with care.