LIDIA is coming to Toronto and Montreal this February and we have started a giveaway frenzy! This week we are running 2 giveaway simultaneously so click here to get your name in for a show tickets, but if you’d like a signed copy of Lidia’s newest cookbook… stay right here! To win, watch what Lidia has to say about basil and oregano below. Do you still use oregano that comes in a small spice jar from a rack? Lidia says no no no…this simple tip will add a huge boost of flavour to many of your favorite Italian dishes. Watch here!
So we all know everything there is to know about Basil, but what about oregano? This product is a real sleeper because it gets very little attention but it’s one of those pantry staples that will make a v e r y b i g difference to any recipe that calls for oregano! La Cosentina Oregano are whole dried sprigs of extremely fragrant oregano which comes straight from the sunny fields of Calabria. The flavor and aroma is unbeatable!
In fact, good quality dried oregano is so important to Italians that it was the dream of Salvatore Cutrera, co-owner of Frantoi Cutrera, to one day offer and attach a package of local oregano to his award winning Frescolio New Harvest Olive Oil. In 2013 he acheived his dream!
This special oil was harvested by hand this fall, arrived in our warehouse in October and is going fast. “It’s liquid gold!” exclaims Kim B. at Cravings of a Lunatic blog! And if you take our suggestion and drizzle some on a warm slice of bread sprinkled with oregano…you will find out first hand what all the fuss is about! And in pizza sauce? Forget about it!!! ha! Frescolio, and La Cosentina Oregano are both “must haves” in my kitchen!
To really appreciate the flavor of this oregano, click here for a very traditional, very authentic example of “la cucina povera” Friselle Calabrese. This Italian recipe is simple, basic and although it fed the poor and starving in the past, it is a beloved treat for many Italians most everywhere, especially from the south!
Ok here is how to win! Go to our Facebook tab and enter there to win 1 of 3 signed copies of Lidia’s newest cookbook “Lidia’s Favorite Recipes.” If you are not on Facebook, no worries, just leave a comment here answering these questions. Do you prefer oregano or basil in your favorite tomato sauce? Have we made you think about ditching the spice rack oregano and stocking your pantry with a little bundle of Calabria? Or do you already use this special little item in your kitchen? Let us know and good luck everyone!
Entries will be accepted until Sunday January 27th 23:59 EST.
Winners will be announced on Monday Jan 28th and contacted by email.
Winners must provide a postal address in Canada.