Efisio Farris has been hard at work bringing the flavors of his native Sardinia to America. At home for a visit, he takes time to indulge in the island’s classic dishes.
To find the best sun-dried tomatoes, instant polenta, artisanal pasta and other key Italian ingredients, the F&W staff tasted 76 imports. Here are our nine favorite jarred, boxed and bagged foods, plus superfast ways to use them.
Americans think they know everything about Italian food, but there’s a world to learn—starting with these unmissable, lesser-known classics, from the grilled flat-bread sandwiches of Emilia-Romagna to Sicily’s pistachio pestos.