This board is so beautiful, what a gorgeous work of art! It takes traditional pasta making to a luxurious level.
What is a cavarola, board? Used throughout Italy, cavaroloa, boards are used to assist the Pastaiolo (Pasta maker) to impress and make an imprint design on hande-made pasta like capunti, gnocchi, paccheri, etc.
We are so honored to offer these beautiful hand-carved cavarola boards. Made of the finest quality. Handcrafted especially for FG pizza & Italian and to our specifications. These cavarola boards are all 100% unique - no two boards look the same. This board is made from beautiful Walnut-wood and is the perfect tool e showcased as designs and pasta patterns are hand carved into the work surface.
Measuring 14 inches by 7 inches, with a 9 inch by 5.5 inch work area to pattern your garganelli, cavatelli, gnocchi, etc. Each board comes with its own matterella (rolling pin), hand-turned from hard maple.
These are really nice. Natalia and I will put up a video soon, but until then, get 'em while you can!
If you like this tool, you will LOVE our Matterella
We are so proud to offer these wonderful pieces of art. Hand-made especially for FG pizza & Italian. These corzetti stamps are beautifully handcrafted to FG pizza's specifications. Here we offer a corzetti stamp made of solid walnut wood. (we also have them in Maple Wood.)
What is a corzetti stamp? It is a wooden tool, in two pieces, that assist the pastaiolo to make beautiful imprinted Ligurian pasta discs.
Since each corzetti stamp is hand-made, no two are exactly identical. Each include their own imperfections, adding to the authenticity of the final product. Together, both pieces stacked on top of each other stand approximately 5.75 inches high.
The base piece is both a "cutter" on one side and a decorative 5-sprig wheat design stamp on the other side. The top piece has a beautifully decorative knob handle that fits comfortably in ones hand, with a flower design stamp on the bottom end.
The bottom stamp is approximately 2.5 inches high. The top portion is approximately 3.25 inches high. (sizes may vary slightly since these are handmade). The diameter of both the top and bottom stamp are the same, measuring about 1 7/8 inches.
To see the hand-carved bottoms of the corzetti stamp close up, please click HERE
These stamps are in limited supply, and may not be available from time to time. If you want one, we advise that you order one right away.
Here is a video we did on how to make corzetti pasta:
We are so proud to offer these wonderful pieces of art. Hand-made especially for FG pizza & Italian. These corzetti stamps are beautifully handcrafted to FG pizza's specifications. Here we offer a corzetti stamp made of solid maple. (we also have them in Walnut Wood.)
After the pizza party or after the bread baking - when your oven is slowly cooling down - that's when this beautiful Pentola enters the scene. Cook dried beans, short ribs, soup, stews, anything that requires low and slow.
Terracotta is an ancient method of cooking, and ideal for cooking slow and at low temperatures. It encourages an exchange of flavors, enhances aromas and imparts special taste to food by distributing heat in a uniform and gradual way.
Made in Italy, these pots show individual characteristics of very fine "cracks" called "crazing" or "veining." This is not a defect, but a characteristic of flame resistant terracotta, allowing for the micro-vapors of steam to be released evenly into the food during cooking.
Measuring 9" tall and 11.5 inches at its widest point, this deep red cooking vessel is the classic Italian "dutch oven".
This method of cooking has been used for producing some of the most delectable and delicious cuisine in Italy since before early Roman times. And as we all know the Italians certainly know a thing or two about excellent food. Terracotta pots for stew, bean, sauce, potato, bread and roasting pots for meats and veggies.
This is just about the coolest invention. I know that my mother and grandmother wished they had one... The only way they could stop stirring the pot... was to teach me to do it!
...and after they taught me to cook... I looked around for the next victim. Well not anymore!
For those who make polenta and large pots of sauce, this is for you - AND THIS THING WORKS!!
This automatic pot stirrer will fit two-handled sauce pots from 9" to 14" or 9-16 quarts. It's powered by 4 "C" batteries, stirs continuous or intermittently and comes with two heat-resistant blades (up to 375 degrees). 2 stackable blades stir at different levels for better consistency. Color available: Black
Simple to use, clean and store (easily folds flat into any kitchen drawer). This great invention stirs your precious sauces, candies, or polenta and gives the chef time to relax or extra time to prepare something else.
Leave it to the Italians, for simplicity and functionally simple designs. This ball-forming tool is made in Italy and assists your speed in creating arancini and meatballs in similar portion sizes. Promoting even cooking and consistent serving sizes.
Imported and made in Italy, these forming scissors measure 7 inches long, and 2.5 inches at their widest point. They are made of aluminum and each scooping section has "exit holes" to allow for over flow, making a 1.75 inch ball.
Three very high-quality French-made wooden spoons that will fit all your cooking needs.
15.75 inches long from tip to tip and made from sold wood. It's got a .75 inch heavy handle that is 12.5 inches long. The spoons head is just under 2.5 inches wide and about 3.5 inches long.
Made in France
The perfect tool for scooping and straining short-cut pasta, gnocchi, etc.
Want to prepare pasta like Italians do? Then use the tools they use to achieve the ultimate end result.
This colatutto is absolutely perfect for straining and retrieving short-cut pasta from its cooking water. It measures 16.5 inches long and has a straining bowl of 6.75 inches wide by 8.75 inches long. The straining bowl depth is approximately 3" deep and made of 18/10 stainless steel.
We import these strainers from Italy and use them in our kitchen regularly.
Remember? Nana would (and maybe she still does...) dry her dishes with towels she made and embroidered from flour sacks? Well, we have removed the flour and are offering the the natural towels for you to add to your kitchen.
The set includes 3 oversized dish towels: 20-inch by 30-inch. Made of 100% cotton and hand-woven in India.
Perfect as a general all purpose working towel for the kitchen and throughout the home. Lint-free and absorbent, these floursack towels are excellent for glassware/barware/dinnerware. Floursack towels may also be used to line proofing baskets for rising bread. They are really versatile.
We are offering a natural color. Towels are machine washable.
Honestly, no picture can do this cute towel justice. We love the look of the classic caprese salad of Italy. Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil olive oil - presented in different stacks and slices.
100% cotton. 18 inches by 28 inches.
The picture below is of the entire artwork offered on the tea towel. Again, pictures do not do justice to the charm of this dish towel.
Durable and hearty. Machine washable.
"Frankie... Does everything have to be RED, WHITE & GREEN?" No, it does not.
Here we offer a beautiful, 100% cotton apron, decorated with wonderful designs of extra virgin olive oil. That ought to class up any cook!
This apron even fits Frankie G! It is woven on an oversized loom making it 6 Inches wider than other aprons to provide the perfect fit. Our apron measures 28 by 32 inches, ties at the waist, and has an adjustable neck strap.
It has a large front pocket to hold cooking essentials: Corkscrew, thermometer, recipe cards, potholders, etc.
Durable and hearty. Machine washable.
"Frankie... Does everything have to be RED, WHITE & GREEN?" No, it does not... but a little pasta on it couldn't hurt!!
Here we offer a beautiful, 100% cotton apron, decorated with wonderful designs of different pasta shapes, long and short. Some, we never knew existed!
This apron even fits Frankie G! It is woven on an oversized loom making it 6 Inches wider than other aprons to provide the perfect fit. Our apron measures 28 by 32 Inches, ties at the waist, and has an adjustable neck strap.
Cooking Italian Style! Sporting the colors of the Italian Flag.
This apron is really nice, I have one, use it and love it.
It's 32" long and "heavy weight" material. Green (on top), white (in the middle) and red (on the bottom). One top pocket for pencil or thermometer (in the green area), and 1 lower bigger pocket (in the white area). Made of 65% cotton and 35% polyester, these aprons really hold up.
To see a closer picture of the material, please click HERE
When I was growing up, my father used to say...
"I don't like the fancy Italian restaurants, I want the Italian restaurants that use red and white tablecloths".
We love them too!
So, in honor of my father and all who love them... we are offering a 60"x60" square restaurant-quality tablecloth sporting the red & white checkered look.
100% Polyester. Machine wash. No ironing needed. We use this at home and it's really a good quality tablecloth.
To see a closer picture of the material, please click HERE
Perfect accompaniment for the Tabletop Italian Flags.
100% cotton, red and white checkered towels or as we like to use them... as napkins. Every Italian needs that extra-big napkin right? The little square ones just do not do our lifestyle justice.
The set includes 2 towels/napkins: 18-inch by 28-inch. Made of 100% cotton and hand-woven in India.
Perfect as a general all purpose working towel for the kitchen and throughout the home. Great accompaniment to our Red & White Checkered Tablecloth.
Oven mitt pizza slices are 9" from crust to tip of slice.
To see a close up picture, click HERE.
Machine washable! Great for gift giving!
My grandmother used a pan just like this one. Nonna Agatha, would make her dough the same day and let the dough rise twice, then the final raise in the pan. She made a Sicilian sfincione which our family calls Civata. Her Civata was made with lots of olive oil, a sauce from crushed tomatoes & green onion, then topped with anchovy, breadcrumbs, Romano cheese, and oregano. Our family still makes it for family gatherings.
We have done lots of experimentation with these pans. We've roasted veggies and meats and made great Focaccia, Sicilian Pizza and Sfincione in them, where the bottom of the crust fries to a toasted golden brown. Just delicious.
It is a beautiful white enameled steel pan, measuring 16 inches long, 12 inches wide and 1.5 inches deep. The tapered edges of the pan allows one to remove their Focaccia / Sfincione with little effort. The pan can be transferred from the refrigerator directly to the oven, then to the table. The beautiful white, baked-on porcelain finish makes it really easy to clean.
With enough use, the finish may tarnish just as the finest le Creuset enameled cookware.
Our FGpizza customers know to expect a little something sweet with their shipments. Sperlari Caramella Spicchisu, the Lemon and Orange candies from Italy! Each order includes a piece or two, to thank you for your business and to let you know that we appreciate you.
We've had lots of you request to buy larger quantities, so we created a 12-ounce gift pack complete with a gift tag.
With over 160 years of experience in the confectionery market, the Sperlari brand name guarantees top quality and taste. Spicchisù, sweet and tasty, traditionally made, and contains the juices of lemon and orange bringing the true essence of the fruit to this candy assortment.
This assortment contains: Caramella alla Arancia (Orange) and Caramella al Limone (Lemon).
Made in Italy (of course...)
These one-of-a-kind pedestal bowls are exclusively handcrafted for FGpizza! The perfect size for olives, candy, salt, pizza toppings - just about anything.
Each bowl is unique and made by hand in Northern California by artisan Bill Funkhouser of Terra Forno Pottery. Standing 2.5" tall, this charming bowl stands on a 2.5" wide pedestal and presents an opening of 5.25" at its widest point. Since each bowl is hand-crafted, no two are exactly alike.
Like our casuellas, the glaze is food safe. The clay is fired to a point where it is almost vitreous so the clay can absorb a small amount of water. This pottery is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe, but we suggest hand washing to preserve the quality and life of the bowl. The color of the clay will evolve over time with use, cooking and washing.
Since it is made of clay, it will break if mishandled. One should not soak them in water before use. Maximum temperature recommendation 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
What the WELLNESS stands for.
"It is the only pasta machine totally produced with materials which does not release any harmful metallic residue, for total wellness"
The Atlas 150 Color, from the Marcato Design line, is the home-made pasta machine with a young and trendy style, that combines use, functionality and design. We offer it here in a beautiful metalic RED.
It lets you prepare 3 pasta shapes: lasagne, fettuccine (6 mm) and tagliolini (1.5 mm).
The machine can be used with 12 accessories, sold separately, to make new and different pasta shapes, all home-made.
Atlas 150 Color is equipped with a 10-position regulating knob which allows you to achieve different dough sheet thicknesses: from 4.8 mm in position num. 0, to 0.6 mm in position num. 9.
Atlas 150 Color comes with a clamp to secure the pasta machine to your work surface, and a useful handle with a coloured grip. To streamline and speed up your work, it is equipped with a bayonet fitting so that a Pasta drive motor can be quickly attached to it.
Need any pasta flour? We've got that!
Timpano. What is it? It is the grand pasta drum filled with goodies, made famous by the movie Big Night, (written by Stanley Tucci and Joseph Tropiano - Directed by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott)
It is a great movie - especially for those who love Italian cooking and... Italians! If you haven't seen it, you should... and if you haven't made itTimpano... you DEFINITELY SHOULD!
While this may be considered a labor-intensive dish, if treated right, it becomes a wonderful event for your family and friends! Share the preparation experience with your guests - have one prepare the sauce, another can bring the cheese or salami, you supply the meatballs... and ... have a fun time creating the Timpano together (as Natalia and I did for our family in the video above). We also have pictures on our FGpizza facebook page where we made 16 large Timpano for St. Francis Solano School in Sonoma, CA.
The bowl diameter is 14" and stands 4 5/8" tall. The reason this type of bowl is used? It is because the shape is perfect and the enamel coating cooks the pasta crust perfectly. Our Timpano bowls are created by baking porcelain-enamel onto the surface of a high quality steel bowl. It meets both FDA as well as California Food Safety regulations. This is a great item. White Bowl with Red edged trim now available!
Each Timpano bowl comes with the recipe for "Timpano alla Big Night" and cleaning instructions. Color design of bowl may vary.
The best cannoli are those made at home. The best were made by my Aunt Pina, but you can do them just as good with FGpizza's cannoli forms.
Simply cut a 3-inch circle of dough, wrap it around a tube and drop it in the oil. Once cooled, the tube is removed to add filling.
Forms are made of Made of stainless steel and measure 5 1/2" long by 7/8" wide. Set of 4 and packaged pretty enough for gift giving!
Recipe for dough and filling included. Wanna see something cute? Natalia made a vlog about us making cannoli here's Natalia's video she made of us making Cannoli together.
Looking for Cannoli cherries? We have them! Toschi Amarena Italian Sour Cherries?
Also, have you seen our Cannoli Christmas Ornament? You can buy both items together at a savings by clicking HERE
Using a rolling pin without handles keeps one's hands more involved and closer to the dough. This allows better control on thickness and less probability to "skip" and/or "fold-over" dough, ruining the smooth surface one strives to achieve.
This beech-wood rolling pin is smoothly sanded hardwood and is the ultimate tool for baking and pasta making.
Also works great for those who like to roll their pizza and bread doughs. Since these doughs have more gluten, they can be more elastic than pastry. The thickness of our artisan rolling pin helps you flatten or shape your dough to the thickness you desire.
Measures 19 inches long by 1.75 inches in diameter.
When quality matters, but the Christmas Ravioli Rolling Pin is too big for your kitchen - this is the tool for you!
It's 25" long, with 9 ravioli pockets in each row and 6 rows. That is 54, 1.5-inch sized ravioli pockets for the entire pin.
One of the best features of this solid pin is the space it leaves between each ravioli pocket. The space created assists with a tightly-sealed pasta pocket with enough room between to cut the ravioli with your zig-zag cutter.
Hand-made in America from solid American hard wood. We are very proud of the quality and its superior craftsmanship. To see the quality close up please click HERE
You will be so proud of the ravioli it produces!
Frankie G family recipe included! Hand-wash only. Air dry completely before storing in a cool dry place.
This is the classic wooden ravioli rolling pin just like the one my grandmother used to use and I still use today. It makes nice small squares of ravioli.
The process goes like this:
Roll out a sheet of dough, spread filling on the right half of the pasta, then fold the left half of the dough over the filling to sandwich the filling between the pasta.
To make ravioli, dust the filled-pasta sheet liberally and roll with rolling pin. THAT'S IT!
Rolling pockets will make ravioli cuts of 1.5" x 1", with 4 rows of 10 ravioli pockets per row. The barrel is 10.25" long and 2" in diameter plus the handles. Overall size of the ravioli rolling pin is 16.75".
Simply place this ricer over any bowl or pot, squeeze the gadget's handles and the potatoes ooze right through the holes in the canister.
Stainless steel construction, 3.5" x 10.5" x 3.75" and it holds 2.5 C. This item is dishwasher safe, however we recommend hand washing in order to extend the life and beauty of the item.
A great classic pasta tool. Traditionally this is used to cut pasta or dough for filled pastries and latticework pie tops and creates the traditional ZigZag design to the edges of Ravioli.
Also known as a "jagger" to English bakers, it can also be used to cut cracker dough into squares with a pretty fluted edge.
To see the cutter in action, check out our Christmas Ravioli Video
Made in Italy.
Solid beech-wood rollers. Great for corners, and flattening dough in tight areas.
Perfect for pasta, ravioli, and pastry too! Made of beech wood, the long roller end measures 4 inches and has a flat surface, while the smaller roller end is a tapered 2.5 inches. The total length of this tool is 7 inches.
Solid construction. Hand wash.
A really wonderful and simple old-school Italian pasta tool. What does it do? It helps you make a tube pasta with ridges on the outside (think penne rigati)
Our Garganelli boards are made in Italy & measure 6" x 3.5" x 0.5"
The pasta stick included with this package is split 3/4 of the way down, so you can squeeze it together and easily release the pasta tube.
FRESH PASTA SHAPES - FULL VIDEO
Unlike it's cheap galvenized or brass-colored skimmers, this skimmer has a netting made of stainless steel. That means, no rusting!
Perfect for skimming floating pasta items like ravioli, gnocchi, cavatelli, etc. Also a very good tool for blanching bagels and vegetables.
See this tool at work in our FRESH PASTA SHAPES - FULL VIDEO
These condiment shakers are perfect to decorate any Italian table and are a must at your pizza party.
Each of the three containers are glass (not cheap plastic ones) and each come fitted with a stainless steel top. The chili and oregano top are slotted for easy distribution.
Sold packaged in a nice little Gift Box, ready for gifting! spices are not included - you'll want fresh ones anyway).
Frankie's Favorite! The crushed version of these peppers is perfect for sauces, and spreading on the base of a pizza, sandwiches, and wonderful as a dollop on a bowl of pasta.
There is just something about Calabrian peppers in oil. They're not just hot, they have a wonderful depth to their flavor.
Tutto Calabria Chili Peppers are small, hot, crushed red peppers that are packed in Extra Virgin Olive and Sunflower seed oil.
Imported from Calabria, in Southern Italy, known for its spicy dishes. Use crushed Calabrian peppers to add heat to any pizza, pasta, sandwich or favorite recipe!
Imported from Italy, 10.2 oz jar.
Find the WHOLE peppers here.
It provides much more than its devised purpose. The wooden spoon would stir large pots of Sunday gravy and would always help one navagate to the best meatball or sausage in the pot. It acted as Mama and/or Nonni's pointing tool, while doubling as the best Italian corrective-action tool to keep challenging kids in line!
I'm gonna get the wooden spoon if you don't behave. Us Italian kids would hear from time to time.
Here at FGpizza, have chosen a very high-quality, French-made wooden spoon that will fit all those needs (especially the latter).
15.75-inches long from tip to tip and made from sold wood. It has a .75-inch heavy handle that is 12.5 inches long and is perfect for stirring those big pots of sauce. The spoons head is just under 2.5-inches wide and about 3.5-inches long.
This oil has won many awards but none are as impressive as the approval of my family. Gail, Natalia and I truly love this oil and can vouch for its quality.
The Asaro family has been producing this wonderful liquid gold in Partanna, Sicily (Italy) since 1916. It has won 2 Gold Medals and 1 Best of Class at the L.A. County Fair.
This extra virgin mono-varietal olive oil is only made with "Nocellara del Belice" olives from the province of Trapani, Sicily. The Nocellara del Belice gives it a very rich flavor profile with notes of artichokes & almonds and a peppery finish.
The cute little cans are decorated with a colorful scenery of Sicily and showcasing the cartina al' Siciliana. Its slow-pour spout is a great feature to this beautiful little package.
The Asaro Family only produces this filtered extra virgin olive oil in October. It's very low acidity (typically around 0.3%) and while a very versatile oil, its quality becomes very evident when used for dipping and finishing.
Imported from Sicily
Dishwasher safe. Detachable 100mm (3.9") blade.
Made in Italy.
This is the Italian cherry you have been looking for!
Toschi is famous for their Amarena Cherries. Today, just as sixty years ago, only the very best black Amarena Cherries are carefully selected, stoned and sweetened as a garnish for desserts, cakes, ‘semifreddo’, cannoli and cocktails.
Once the cherries are finished, it is possible to use the syrup for Italian sodas, cocktails, ice lollies, milkshakes, etc.
1 kg, Imported from Italy.
Looking for Cannoli forms to go with these cherries? We have them! Cannoli Forming Tubes?
We have been searching for this item and ultimately partnered with local craftsmen who makes these Mattarelli exclusively for FG Pizza & Italian. We've collaborated to produce a very high quality replication of the Tuscan pasta tool, and we are very proud. Production is limited to our craftsman's availability. If we are out of stock, please ask to be on our waiting list and we will get you one.
Turned from solid maple to a width of 1 7/8" wide in diameter, the mattarello allows the pastaiolo to "feel" the roll, with enough weight to help roll the pasta to a beautiful, almost translucent, 1/8-inch thick.
The length of each pin is 39 inches long, including a knobbed end for hanging, allowing for the traditional wide roll of pasta. Perfect for rolling out pasta to make into long cuts (fettuccine, tagliatelle, linguine, pappardelle, etc.) and ideal for the large wide roll to make cappellini, tortellini, etc.
Rolling pasta with this pin is not only a tradition, but an art. Egg pasta is made by hand then allowed to rest for 30 minutes to 24 hours (in the refrigerator). The rested pasta is then rolled to a 1/8" thickness by artfully flattening a single layer, and classically overlapping layers for a traditional and functional roll of all layers. The soft-pointed end of our mattarello allows freshly rolled sheets of pasta to easily slide off the pin during rolling, without "catching" and tearing on a "blocked" rough edge.
One should not wash the mattarello with water. It may be wiped with a damp cloth and thoroughly dried before putting away. We suggest hanging the mattarello by its knob to prevent warping. Store in a cool, clean, dry place.
We will be adding a video shortly.
Chris Bianco created possibly one of the best pizzas on the planet at his restaurant Pizzeria Bianco, in Phoenix, AZ.
He has now teamed up with one of America's premium tomato packers, Rob DiNapoli.
Together, they have the care and focus to create the best tomatoes that money can buy. A definite rival to the tomatoes of San Marzano.
Bianco DiNapoli Tomatoes are organically grown and harvested on Cliff Fong's family farm in Yolo County, California. Long summer days and fertile soil produce these very unique & delicious tomatoes. Within hours of harvest the plum- shaped tomatoes are washed, steam-peeled and hand selected at the Olam tomato cannery in Williams, CA. Each 28 oz can is packed with a touch of sea salt, organic basil then topped in its own juices.
These are the canned tomatoes that my Nanna used to tell me... "Frankie, only cook with the tomatoes with the picture of the man and woman on the can." This was a picture of Christoforo Colombo and his wife Emma. Their legacy (below) is on every can.
Created by our founder, industry pioneer Cristoforo Colombo, 6in 1 Ground Tomatoes is the original multi-purpose tomato product. For over 50 years, Escalon has been masterfully crafting 6 in 1 using only the highest quality vine-ripened tomatoes, hand selected and processed within hours of harvest, with NO ADDED CITRIC ACID or preservatives.
At Escalon, artfully creating great tomato products is our passion. We take great care to ensure that each and every can of 6 in 1 is one that you will be proud to use. Bon Appetit
Product of USA - California Grown - Hand Selected. Ingredients: Unpeeled ground tomatoes, extra heavy tomato puree, salt.