All Inspirations

June is one of the most meaningful months in the life of a chef and especially here at the Bella Sun Luci villa. It's the official beginning of the grilling season, our recipe contest deadline draws ever nearer, and we showcase the final honorable mention recipe from the 9th Annual Recipe Contest!

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Chef Peters prepared an Italian Potato Salad that is quintessential for your Memorial Day barbecue or summer picnic! Creamy and sharp thanks to the red potatoes and plentiful stone ground mustard; this salad is light and nothing less than flavorful. High expectations were held for this recipe and did it impress the entire test kitchen crew!

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At Bella Sun Luci our team is more like family, gathering around the kitchen to collaborate or having a work family luncheon isn’t uncommon. Whether you are gathering together or staying apart to celebrate the foods of the Mediterranean this May we have designed a charcuterie board so delicious it will entice all appetites to graze.

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Chefs, cooks, gourmands, gourmets and foodies of all ages, Now that fall has realllyyy fallen and fall color is in full ‘bloom’, it’s high time we stepped up our game for the holidays.

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Hello Bella Sun Luci fans and home chefs! It’s Chef Richie here wishing you a Happy Autumn! It’s a super creative and festive time of year for cooking up a storm! Congratulations to John Klopfer! John, who submitted this recipe for his delicious Acorn Squash Royal to our annual contest has won a Bella Sun Luci deluxe gift box full of our premium products as October’s Honorable Mention!

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Mooney Farms, producers of Bella Sun Luci and owned and operated by the Mooney family, began in 1987 as a kiwi farming operation in Northern California. Struggling to save the family farm during the 1980s farming crisis, the family began to sell kiwi fruit on the side of the road. Surprisingly, this generated enough cash to save the ranch and launch a whole new idea.

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Belli amici! Cooks and chefs! Food lovers! Here comes more springtime fun! Divertimento della primavera!   This recipe is truly a winner. Flavor, texture, visual, professional technique and originality. In fact, I’ve come up for a new name for it…it’s a spinach and sun dried tomato ROUXFFLE! The ingredients for a soufflé go into a roux, it puffs up in the oven and comes out beautiful.

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Chef Richie

About Chef Richie

As corporate chef for Bella Sun Luci, Richard "Chef Richie" Hirshen, whose culinary career spans more than 30 years, plays an instrumental role in product development, recipe creation, and cooking demonstrations.

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