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Famiglia Favuzzi

Favuzzi passata strained tomatoes

Description

Our divinely smooth passata recalls the taste of ripe cherry tomatoes, freshly cooked at the end of the summer.

Uses

Our passata is a great base ingredient for soups, tomato sauces and pizzas. Use it to simmer Italian sausages or veal meatballs, or simply to cook rice.

Distinctives attributes

Unlike traditional passata, our version is made with cherry tomatoes, which impart a richer, slightly sweet taste.

Artisan

The De Laurentiis family owns an artisanal business in the Abruzzo mountain region. For two generations, it has been drawing on traditional ingredients and know-how to offer products with an authentically Italian taste. The family grows organic tomatoes, saffron and other seasonings on its own plots of land, and turns them into sauces and condiments thanks to a veritable regiment of cooks who busily tend the ovens.

Origin

Roccascalegna, Abruzzo, Italy.

History and anecdotes

In Italy, tomato sauce is serious business! The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies saw fit to define the ingredients and methods used to produce a true passata. It is a coulis made with fresh tomatoes, which must fully preserve the latter's taste characteristics. Other vegetables may be added (carrots, for instance), as long as no pieces are present in the final product.

Ingredients

Tomates et tomates cerises 99,5 % (Italie), sel de mer. Peut contenir des traces de lait et de pignons.

Conservation

Refrigerate after opening and use within 3 to 4 days. Contains no preservatives.

The artisanal business Casina Rossa (red house in Italian) has been based in the Abruzzo mountains for two generations. The cooks prepare typically Italian specialties following their grandmothers’ methods, such as simmering tomato sauces over low heat. The company focuses on using the best local products and superior quality ingredients. The artisans’ talent and know-how are the reason Favuzzi chose them to make its branded tomato sauces and truffle olive oil.