Rita Ruffoni preparing Strawberry Jam in a Ruffoni Historia Jam Pot

Going all natural: Rita's 3-ingredients Strawbe...

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In the Ruffoni household, store-bought jams rarely make an appearance. Why settle for the pre-made stuff, when crafting your own jam is surprisingly simple, and offers you the opportunity to...

Going all natural: Rita's 3-ingredients Strawbe...

In the Ruffoni household, store-bought jams rarely make an appearance. Why settle for the pre-made stuff, when crafting your own jam is surprisingly simple, and offers you the opportunity to...

Gremolata made with chopped parsley, grated garlic and lemon zest

Elevate your recipes with gremolata – an Italia...

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In Italy, we have some tricks to elevate ordinary recipes. One of these is gremolata, a straightforward preparation that adds a hint of vibrant, citrusy flavor to any dish.What is...

Elevate your recipes with gremolata – an Italia...

In Italy, we have some tricks to elevate ordinary recipes. One of these is gremolata, a straightforward preparation that adds a hint of vibrant, citrusy flavor to any dish.What is...

Rita's Creamy Pasta e Fagioli – A Heartwarming Twist on Italian Tradition

Rita's Creamy Pasta e Fagioli – A Heartwarming ...

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Pasta e fagioli (Italian for “pasta and beans”) is a humble dish that plays with pantry staples to create a nourishing and delicious meal, perfect for winter nights.This quintessentially regional...

Rita's Creamy Pasta e Fagioli – A Heartwarming ...

Pasta e fagioli (Italian for “pasta and beans”) is a humble dish that plays with pantry staples to create a nourishing and delicious meal, perfect for winter nights.This quintessentially regional...

Italian Pastry Cream prepared and served in a Ruffoni Opus Cupra Saucepan

Homemade Pastry Cream from scratch

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Crema pasticcera (pastry cream) is a delectable Italian sweet cream with a subtle hint of vanilla flavor, typically used as a filling for tarts, pastries, cakes, cornetti (croissants), and bignè...

Homemade Pastry Cream from scratch

Crema pasticcera (pastry cream) is a delectable Italian sweet cream with a subtle hint of vanilla flavor, typically used as a filling for tarts, pastries, cakes, cornetti (croissants), and bignè...

Ruffoni Historia Polenta Pot also know as Paiolo

Polenta Concia: an indulgent Piedmontese winter...

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If you love Italian cuisine, chances are you have come across polenta (Italian traditional cornmeal porridge) in one of its many forms. Paired with hearty mushrooms or succulent meat stews,...

Polenta Concia: an indulgent Piedmontese winter...

If you love Italian cuisine, chances are you have come across polenta (Italian traditional cornmeal porridge) in one of its many forms. Paired with hearty mushrooms or succulent meat stews,...

Roasted lamb with Herb Crust

A Christmas masterpiece: roasted lamb with all ...

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In the vibrant mosaic of global cuisine, festive tables become a canvas for unique flavors and cherished traditions. While in the USA, the spotlight often shines on grandiose turkeys or...

A Christmas masterpiece: roasted lamb with all ...

In the vibrant mosaic of global cuisine, festive tables become a canvas for unique flavors and cherished traditions. While in the USA, the spotlight often shines on grandiose turkeys or...

Ruffoni Thanksgiving table featuring Ruffoni Historia

The ultimate Thanksgiving recipe list – A feast...

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Thanksgiving is not an Italian holiday, but it's one of our favorites for what it celebrates: gratitude.We firmly believe that, even in challenging times, there's always something to be thankful...

The ultimate Thanksgiving recipe list – A feast...

Thanksgiving is not an Italian holiday, but it's one of our favorites for what it celebrates: gratitude.We firmly believe that, even in challenging times, there's always something to be thankful...

Thanksgiving turkey

Mastering the perfect Thanksgiving Turkey: a Ch...

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Whether roasted, fried, or basted, turkey is a staple on the holiday table. But let’s face it: the thought of preparing the perfect Thanksgiving turkey can be stress-inducing. The pressure...

Mastering the perfect Thanksgiving Turkey: a Ch...

Whether roasted, fried, or basted, turkey is a staple on the holiday table. But let’s face it: the thought of preparing the perfect Thanksgiving turkey can be stress-inducing. The pressure...

Traditional gravy

Thanksgiving morning simplified: easy Turkey Gr...

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While the turkey often takes center stage on the Holiday table, for us, it's all about the sides and sauces. We relish the symphony of flavors brought to life by...

Thanksgiving morning simplified: easy Turkey Gr...

While the turkey often takes center stage on the Holiday table, for us, it's all about the sides and sauces. We relish the symphony of flavors brought to life by...

Orange bourbon cranberry sauce

Elevate your Holiday feast: Tangy Orange Bourbo...

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There is something about the tartness and sweetness of a good cranberry sauce that perfectly complements Thanksgiving turkey. But why settle for store-bought when you can easily whip up your...

Elevate your Holiday feast: Tangy Orange Bourbo...

There is something about the tartness and sweetness of a good cranberry sauce that perfectly complements Thanksgiving turkey. But why settle for store-bought when you can easily whip up your...

Balsamic glazed brussels sprouts with bacon and Parmesan

A nutrient-packed side dish: glazed Brussels sp...

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Brussels sprouts have long endured a less-than-stellar culinary reputation, often associated with memories of overboiled, mushy renditions from our childhood. But here's the secret: Brussels sprouts, when prepared correctly, are...

A nutrient-packed side dish: glazed Brussels sp...

Brussels sprouts have long endured a less-than-stellar culinary reputation, often associated with memories of overboiled, mushy renditions from our childhood. But here's the secret: Brussels sprouts, when prepared correctly, are...

Creamy mashed potatoesVegetarian friendly

A side that takes center stage: Creamy Mashed P...

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Smooth, creamy, and universally loved, mashed potatoes claim a truly unique place on the dining table. They are the top choice for midweek dinner comfort food but, at the same time, play a leading...

A side that takes center stage: Creamy Mashed P...

Smooth, creamy, and universally loved, mashed potatoes claim a truly unique place on the dining table. They are the top choice for midweek dinner comfort food but, at the same time, play a leading...

Glazed carrots

From midweek dinners to the Holiday table: Brow...

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Often relegated to the confines of a crudité platter or considered a mere component in everyday recipes like soffritto (mirepoix), carrots are rarely given the opportunity to shine on their...

From midweek dinners to the Holiday table: Brow...

Often relegated to the confines of a crudité platter or considered a mere component in everyday recipes like soffritto (mirepoix), carrots are rarely given the opportunity to shine on their...

Rita’s pickled vegetable appetizer (giardiniera)

Preserving summer flavors: Rita's antipasto di ...

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Born in the farmer families out of a commitment to not waste the summer bounty, and a need to prevent periods of food scarcity, giardiniera (“pickled vegetable mix”) is the unsung hero of...

Preserving summer flavors: Rita's antipasto di ...

Born in the farmer families out of a commitment to not waste the summer bounty, and a need to prevent periods of food scarcity, giardiniera (“pickled vegetable mix”) is the unsung hero of...

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Easy and tasty office lunch: farfalle pasta wit...

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Packing lunches for the office is always a struggle. Some recipes aren’t meant to travel, others can’t be enjoyed cold – that’s why sandwiches are often the easiest solution. Pasta,...

Easy and tasty office lunch: farfalle pasta wit...

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Packing lunches for the office is always a struggle. Some recipes aren’t meant to travel, others can’t be enjoyed cold – that’s why sandwiches are often the easiest solution. Pasta,...

A new vegetable to fall in love with – and the easiest way to prep it: braised fennel

A new vegetable to fall in love with – and the ...

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In the Ruffoni family we strongly believe that even the simplest recipe can be elevated to take a special pride of place on the table. This is the case of...

A new vegetable to fall in love with – and the ...

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In the Ruffoni family we strongly believe that even the simplest recipe can be elevated to take a special pride of place on the table. This is the case of...

Blog_The Ruffoni secret recipe for... any kind of soup!

The Ruffoni secret recipe for... any kind of soup!

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After all the festive food and drinks – and with chilly temperatures outside – come January we only want a warming bowl of soup. But even if they are healthy...

The Ruffoni secret recipe for... any kind of soup!

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After all the festive food and drinks – and with chilly temperatures outside – come January we only want a warming bowl of soup. But even if they are healthy...

Blog_The everyday crowd pleaser: Cranberry Orange Crumble

The everyday crowd pleaser: Cranberry Orange Cr...

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With its warm, sweet fruity filling and its golden, perfectly crunchy topping, the crumble is the ideal companion to breakfasts and merende (the sweet, midafternoon Italian pauses). Wildly easy to...

The everyday crowd pleaser: Cranberry Orange Cr...

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With its warm, sweet fruity filling and its golden, perfectly crunchy topping, the crumble is the ideal companion to breakfasts and merende (the sweet, midafternoon Italian pauses). Wildly easy to...

Blog_An Italian weekday go-to: pizza-style scaloppine

An Italian weekday go-to: pizza-style scaloppine

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In our family, making food is a hobby and a passion, not a chore. We love complex weekend cooking projects, traveling to source a rare ingredient, or entertaining 10, 20...

An Italian weekday go-to: pizza-style scaloppine

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In our family, making food is a hobby and a passion, not a chore. We love complex weekend cooking projects, traveling to source a rare ingredient, or entertaining 10, 20...

Blog_Elevating the ultimate comfort food: polenta with quail eggs and truffle

Elevating the ultimate comfort food: polenta wi...

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When the leaves start to darken and the days get shorter, in Piemonte it's time for polenta – the ultimate cold-weather comfort food. For long considered the staple food of...

Elevating the ultimate comfort food: polenta wi...

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When the leaves start to darken and the days get shorter, in Piemonte it's time for polenta – the ultimate cold-weather comfort food. For long considered the staple food of...

Blog_Between Italy and India: Coconut ginger carrot soup with tadka

Between Italy and India: Carrot soup with cocon...

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In the Ruffoni household, veloutés have always been a welcome guest at the weekday table. Comforting and healthy, nourishing soups are easy to make and waste-proof: we love to experiment...

Between Italy and India: Carrot soup with cocon...

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In the Ruffoni household, veloutés have always been a welcome guest at the weekday table. Comforting and healthy, nourishing soups are easy to make and waste-proof: we love to experiment...

Summer Risotto with perch, sage and brown butter

A summer take on risotto: risotto with perch, s...

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Often regarded as a winter dish, risotto is made all year round in Italy, choosing different ingredients evoked by the seasons. In summer, this means fish. Yes, fish risotto is...

A summer take on risotto: risotto with perch, s...

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Often regarded as a winter dish, risotto is made all year round in Italy, choosing different ingredients evoked by the seasons. In summer, this means fish. Yes, fish risotto is...

Saltimbocca alla romana

A weekday favorite from Rome: saltimbocca alla ...

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In search of an easy, quick recipe for weekday dinners? Try saltimbocca alla romana! This tasty main course originated in Rome, but quickly earned a place on family dinner tables...

A weekday favorite from Rome: saltimbocca alla ...

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In search of an easy, quick recipe for weekday dinners? Try saltimbocca alla romana! This tasty main course originated in Rome, but quickly earned a place on family dinner tables...

(Rainbow) red cabbage puréed soup

(Rainbow) red cabbage puréed soup

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High in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants, red cabbage is one of those precious, healthy ingredients we try to eat as much as possible, when in season. Luckily, it’s anything but...

(Rainbow) red cabbage puréed soup

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High in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants, red cabbage is one of those precious, healthy ingredients we try to eat as much as possible, when in season. Luckily, it’s anything but...

Italian Ragù (Bolognese Sauce)

A pasta dressing with a story: the Ruffoni fami...

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Ragù (Bolognese sauce) is one of the most representative sauces of traditional Italian cuisine.Rich in taste and character, a good ragù is the perfect sauce to dress any type of...

A pasta dressing with a story: the Ruffoni fami...

Recipes

Ragù (Bolognese sauce) is one of the most representative sauces of traditional Italian cuisine.Rich in taste and character, a good ragù is the perfect sauce to dress any type of...

Minestrone with basil pesto

A twist on a classic: spring minestrone with pe...

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Minestrone is an Italian staple: used by mammas and nonnas nationwide to sneak lots of healthy vegetables into the diet of picky children, it is also beloved by grownups as...

A twist on a classic: spring minestrone with pe...

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Minestrone is an Italian staple: used by mammas and nonnas nationwide to sneak lots of healthy vegetables into the diet of picky children, it is also beloved by grownups as...

Ruffoni Holiday Table

The ultimate festive recipe list – share meals,...

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When it comes to Christmas, traditions vary from country to country, region to region and even from family to family. Whatever the meal, it will be special if prepared with...

The ultimate festive recipe list – share meals,...

Recipes

When it comes to Christmas, traditions vary from country to country, region to region and even from family to family. Whatever the meal, it will be special if prepared with...

Lasagne alla Bolognese

Lasagne alla Bolognese – the Ruffoni family's r...

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In Italy, there are almost as many variations of Lasagne as there are families – there is no single “original” or “ultimate” way of making them. The most traditional recipe...

Lasagne alla Bolognese – the Ruffoni family's r...

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In Italy, there are almost as many variations of Lasagne as there are families – there is no single “original” or “ultimate” way of making them. The most traditional recipe...

Franco Minazzi one of Ruffoni partner artisans shaping a copper piece

Preserving a timeless craft in the modern world...

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In the age of mass-produced goods and automated processes, there are some traditions that continue to stand the test of time. Copper molding and hammering is one of these art...

Preserving a timeless craft in the modern world...

In the age of mass-produced goods and automated processes, there are some traditions that continue to stand the test of time. Copper molding and hammering is one of these art...

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The ritual of (Afternoon) Tea

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THE PROPER BRITISH AFTERNOON TEA Afternoon Tea is one of my favourite treats and feels so quintessentially British, which, as a proud Brit, I love. Setting the table for Afternoon...

The ritual of (Afternoon) Tea

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THE PROPER BRITISH AFTERNOON TEA Afternoon Tea is one of my favourite treats and feels so quintessentially British, which, as a proud Brit, I love. Setting the table for Afternoon...

Blog_Sales, reminders, recipes: what to expect this November

Sales, reminders, recipes: what to expect this ...

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November can be a hectic month.To help you navigate this busy period we sketched a calendar with some important dates to keep an eye on. And to help you get...

Sales, reminders, recipes: what to expect this ...

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November can be a hectic month.To help you navigate this busy period we sketched a calendar with some important dates to keep an eye on. And to help you get...

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The Kitchen – Creating Our Happy Place

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If someone were to ask me when are you at your happiest, the scene would almost certainly involve food (and a large glass of red wine!). I love eating it...

The Kitchen – Creating Our Happy Place

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If someone were to ask me when are you at your happiest, the scene would almost certainly involve food (and a large glass of red wine!). I love eating it...

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Decorating My Modern-Rustic Kitchen

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The kitchen. A space, which for me, holds the greatest and most exciting potential for decoration and curation.A chance to combine practicality with aesthetics; to serve up a slice of...

Decorating My Modern-Rustic Kitchen

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The kitchen. A space, which for me, holds the greatest and most exciting potential for decoration and curation.A chance to combine practicality with aesthetics; to serve up a slice of...

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Decorating with heirloom pieces – Discovering a...

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Antiques and second-hand pieces of furniture make wonderful and interesting additions to the home – they tell a story that only something of age can do.

Decorating with heirloom pieces – Discovering a...

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Antiques and second-hand pieces of furniture make wonderful and interesting additions to the home – they tell a story that only something of age can do.

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Making every day living spaces practical yet be...

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A former journalist turned full time content creator, writer and interior stylist, Elle Hervin lives on England’s North East coastline with her husband and three boys. Discover her inspirations, tips...

Making every day living spaces practical yet be...

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A former journalist turned full time content creator, writer and interior stylist, Elle Hervin lives on England’s North East coastline with her husband and three boys. Discover her inspirations, tips...