Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Parmigiano Reggiano Night & Giveaway!

Parmigiano Reggiano display at Eataly, NYC 
Last year I wrote about my visit to a Parmigiano cheese maker and about Parmigiano Reggiano Night. This year, Parmigiano Reggiano Night is happening again. I’ve written something about the king of cheeses (and the pretenders to the crown), over at Culture (the best cheese magazine around). Please take a look! 

As you may recall, the idea of the global dinner party is is to pick some recipes, invite your friends over, cook, eat, and then share photos of your feast if you're so inclined. In the past there have been some very avant garde recipes made available, such as a broth made from the rind of the cheese, and risotto cacao e pepe, but you can make whatever you like as long as it includes Parmigiano Reggiano. There's a video about it from last year when it was celebrated at Eataly in NYC.

Parmigiano Reggiano is a cheese I fear sometimes gets taken for granted. When I was at Eataly in New York last week I saw a great selection of the cheese, including one of my favorites vacche rosse and some aged 30 months. I hope you’ll take this opportunity to celebrate it. Sign up on the Parmesan website and you'll be notified when the free app is ready. 

I’m very excited to be offering a fantastic giveaway basket courtesy of Zingerman's and Parmesan.com 

The gift basket is worth over $250 dollars and includes the following:

Two wedges of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
Paesano Bread
Il Mongetto Diavola Sauce
Rustichella Spaghetti
Zingerman's Travel Olive Oil
Leccino Olives
Cristal Peppers
Crespone Salami
Antonio Mattei Biscotti
Espresso Blend Coffee
Zingerman's Wooden Crate

If you would like to win this fabulous gift basket, please leave a comment telling me your favorite way to use Parmigiano Reggiano. A winner will be picked at random. A winner will be chosen on October 7, 2014. You must have a mailing address in the continental US and you must include your email in the proper field to win, it will not be published and no one will see it but me. One comment per person, please.