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January 28, 2020

Colavita Challenge at Food and Finance High School: Final Round

Last November, 10 teams of two competed against each other with hopes of advancing to the third and final round of the Colavita Challenge at the Food and Finance High School in Manhattan. At stake was the grand prize of an all-expenses paid trip this summer to Italy where they will get the chance to learn traditional Italian cooking methods and explore a handful of cities throughout the country. Additionally, each winner will be given a $2,500 scholarship to aid in their upcoming college expenses.
January 7, 2020

Global Vegetarian: West African Peanut Stew

Explore new regions in the kitchen with this West African vegetarian delight made with collard greens, sweet potatoes and peanut butter. Peanut stew, also known as maafe, is native to the Mandinka and Bambara ethnic groups of Mali in western Africa. There are many variations and room for customizations, so if you must have a source of protein other than peanut butter, lamb, beef or chicken make good additions. But our New Year’s resolution at Colavita was to figure out interesting ways to incorporate vegetables into our recipe collection to inspire you to do the same in your kitchen. What it lacks in meat, it makes up for in flavor. Thick from the peanut butter and served over rice, you definitely won’t leave the table hungry.
December 10, 2019

Employee Family Favorites: The Holiday Edition

What does the holiday season mean for you? It’s highly subjective, but for many it offers the opportunity to commune with family, friends or even coworkers in some way. The most common way? Over food, of course.
December 3, 2019

Colavita Challenge at Food and Finance High School: Round Two

Remember home economics class? Perhaps if you enjoy cooking, you have fond memories of making basic dishes such as biscuits, baked chicken and pasta for one school period, in perhaps your sophomore or junior year of high school. While for many schools across the U.S., home economics class is more of a thing of the past, Food and Finance High School in Manhattan takes it a step further by offering a rigorous professional culinary program to its curriculum. Students learn kitchen basics such as knife skills, safety and sanitation, and eventually progress to preparing and developing more complex recipes throughout their entire high school education. It is the only culinary high school in New York City and is tuition-free.
November 9, 2018

SWEATER WEATHER CHILI WITH COLAVITA DICED TOMATOES

It’s officially sweater weather!

During the colder, shorter late fall and winter months, I like to meal prep some soups, stews and chilis.

I make them more than I need, eat some, and freeze whatever is left for later because no one needs to eat chili for 10 days straight.

Well, maybe if it’s THIS chili.

November 6, 2018

ANDA BHURJI

Celebrated by millions of people all over the world every autumn, Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights and symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. The festival spans over five days, coinciding with the Hindu lunar calendar and generally falls between the end of October to early November.

The third day is the darkest night and the most important. It’s believed that the goddess Lakshmi enters the home and blesses it with wealth and good fortune. On this day, people light candles and fill the streets with sparklers and fairy lights. After worship, families come together to exchange gifts.

October 30, 2018

DAY OF THE DEAD PUMPKIN SPICE TRES LECHES CAKE

Tres Leches cake is a sponge cake made with three (tres) milks: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and cream—a heavy hitter in the dairy department and not for the faint of heart. The sponge cake is prepared and baked separately, and then sweet combination of milks is poured into the baked cake and allowed to soak overnight.

The result is decadent.

It’s downright indulgent.

May 20, 2017

Colavita Olive Oil Receives the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) Quality Seal

In May of 2016, Colavita’s Premium Selection extra virgin olive oils were granted permission to use the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) Quality Seal, thereby […]
May 3, 2017

A Mobile Care Clinic in NYC to Help Fight Breast Cancer

Cancer and its many forms afflict nearly 13 million people worldwide every year. In the United States, up to 340,000 people can be treated of their […]
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