If you love Italian food like I do, you’re about to thank me for life. The Nonna Box review I’m about to give is going to make you salivate all over the screen. Go ahead, I won’t tell.
First I’ll tell you how I found out about it. I decided I wanted to try different foods from Italy. I had only spent a week there, but in the short time I already felt better. Call me crazy, but food tastes like food in Italy. Food tastes like chemicals in the USA. It tastes like overly sweetened or overly salted substances that may look like food, but just isn’t. So I Goggled until I found it! An Italian food subscription box. Packed with food, recipes, and stories of the different areas. See each box is specific to a region of Italy. It’s a fancy tour of Italy with food. The service is called the Nonna Box to pay tribute to all the Nonnas of Italy. The grandmothers who cook with love and pass down culinary creations to the next generation. Each box features a Nonna with her story and some food and history on the region of Italy featured that month. History lessons + food = perfection
The Nonna Box Review
This Nonna Box is the Piedmont region of Italy. The founder, Guido Pedrelli, tells the story of his failed attempt to visit the region on a family road trip. The Nonna of the month is Nonna Maddalena. You are told her story and her favorite dish. Inside you’ll find many treasured recipes, most using ingredients found in the box, others with simply ingredients you likely already have in your pantry.
Risotto Con Funghi Porcini
The first recipe we tried featured two items from the box, the Carnaroli rice and dried porcini mushrooms. Yes! I made risotto for the first time!!! Well, with the help of my home chef husband. It’s a very slow process with the pouring of the broth into the pot, waiting, then pouring some more. Little by little…until finally it’s done!
It was fantastic! Clearly Nonna knows best. Violette was especially excited to try out the sweets. Eating the corn cookies with a spreading of zabajone moscato cream was extra tasty.
She went crazy for the little chocolates tucked in the box too. She even tried the Elderflower soda. Pretty brave for a little munchkin that only drinks water and pear juice (she calls it apple shhh). The Elderflower fizzy Italian soda was very fun. I’ve never had anything like it before. After a few sips I was hooked. She loved the fizz and we both loved the taste. Cheers!
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We absolutely loved our Nonna Box. I’m so happy that such a thing even exists. I can see our family reading about Italy, region by region, learning about the different Nonnas and making their amazing recipes. We get so suck on the same old quick dinners around here. What a pleasure will it be to stop and follow a recipe for a strange new dish, enjoying it as a family. We are looking forward to following Nonna’s recipes by making a Bunet and Bagna Cauda (both of which we have never tried) to totally soak up Piedmont, Italy!