Puttanesca style tomato sauce
Why we created this product
Our challenge: to create an authentically Italian sauce that would win over even the most reluctant of mamma’s boys and fill him with sweet nostalgia at every bite! Mission accomplished.
Originally from the Naples region, authentically Italian alla Puttanesca sauce is characterized by the distinctive taste of capers added to the recipe.
Gold medal winner for Best Tomato Sauce at the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington in 2012.
Simple, natural, authentic ingredients combined with the know-how of true Italian cooks. In fact, the signature of the cook who prepared the sauce can be found on the lid of each bottle.
The key ingredient: tomatoes. An Italian sauce is made with Italian tomatoes ripened under the Mediterranean sun, the same as the ones found in our cans of peeled Italian tomatoes.
Favuzzi sauces are artisanal products prepared in small batches of 150 kg to preserve their colour and aromas. A few locally sourced seasonings are added, such as Sicilian oregano, Calabrian hot peppers and basil and parsley from Abruzzo.
The tomatoes are grown more specifically in the towns of Gargano and Foggia, located in the peninsula forming the spur of the Italian “boot” on a map. Favuzzi sauces also contain another variety, datterino tomatoes from Campania, whose small size and elongated shape recall a date (hence the name datterino). The rich volcanic soil imparts a particularly mild and sweet taste to these tomatoes harvested at the foot of the Vesuvio.
The artisans behind the product
The de Laurentis family has owned the little red house where Favuzzi sauces are produced for two generations. The production line consists of a small army of cooks, busily tending the ovens.
When you don’t have the time to prepare a complicated meal, a bottle of Favuzzi sauce combined with our artisanal Italian pasta will transport you to one of Rome’s finest restaurants, while those with Italian roots will be reminded of Sunday lunches with the famiglia.
Tomato pulp and sieved cherry tomatoes (80%) from Italy, extra virgin olive oil, green olives, celery, carrot, onion, raisins, pine nuts, sea salt, capers, garlic, aromatic herbs, basil, pepper, acidifier (citric acid).
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.