Love Those Starches!!!
Unless you're on a diet prohibiting these, have them always available and enjoy life.
Pasta: There's plenty to choose from on the market. Everyone has a favorite. No
recommendations here. It's all up to you. An easy trick for entertaining with
Pasta is to cook it ahead al dante (cooked but still firm) and then dip it inboiling
water for 30 seconds right before serving. More about that in the Recipe Section.
Potatoes: Baked, Fried, Mashed or Roasted. We love them all. Sebastiano Mixes will
make any kind of potato taste better. See Recipes.
Rice: Again, there's plenty on the market to choose from, take your pick. Plain White
Rice is very versatile when you learn how to add things to it to make it different.
You can sprinkle any of Sebastiano's Mixes to taste for a nice flavor or even add
Sebastiano's Homemade Salad Dressing. In other words, Sebastiano Mix, Olive
Oil and Vinegar. It's surprisingly good.
Bread Bread and More Bread -- Italian Loaf, Baguettes, any crusty bread, Pillsbury
Dough. We love them all. Having a good bread on hand is essential for a quick
appetizer platter and completes every meal. Keep a few crusty loafs in the
freezer. Check our Recipes on how to make easy Seasoned Gourmet Breads. The picture
to the right is Sebastiano's infamous Garlic Bread.