From Paesana, With Love

Storytelling is a side dish perfectly paired with all food, but especially with Italian meals. As families and friends congregate around tables for hours on end, they often pass around daily anecdotes along with platters of pasta and meat. This is the beauty of dining with Italians—food doesn't merely feed the body, it nourishes the soul in a celebration of life, love and community. Join Paesana as we take you on a journey through the many aspects of our process, from our kitchen to yours.

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Something's Fishy: Guide To Italian Anchovies

Pay no attention to the bad reputation—Italian anchovies are a powerhouse ingredient with intense flavors perfect for sauce!

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Italian Sausage Party

The most tubular of Italian meats, the mighty sausage has been a staple of meal time since it was first stuffed into a casing.

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Fra Diavolo: The Bedeviling Origins Of This Fiery Sauce

Adding red pepper to classic tomato sauce, Fra Diavolo is known for bringing hot and spicy flavor to Italian cuisine.

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Consumers Want Premium Private Label Products

National brand loyalty isn’t what it used to be, as a new generation of shoppers seeks quality and value from private labels.

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Why We Love Braciole In A Sunday Sauce

An all-day Sunday sauce needs meat for deeper flavor, and braciole is a delicious option that also happens to bring the family together.

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Classic Pasta & Sauce Pairings That Are Perfetto Italiano

Pasta and sauce were made for each, especially in these classically legendary Italian dishes.

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Cioppino: The Real San Francisco Treat

How a rustic seafood stew made the trip from Italy to the shores of America and eventually to the west coast.

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An American Meatball

Invented by this country’s first Italian-Americans, the modern-day meatball is a densely packed culinary classic.

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A Brief History of Pasta Shapes & Sizes

Pasta literally comes in hundreds of shapes and sizes, all with varying origin stories. Several well-known types include stringy spaghetti, tube-like rigatoni, shell-shaped cavatelli, and stuffed ravioli, among others.

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A Guide To Pasta Sauce

From Marinara and Pomodoro to Alfredo and Carbonara, every pasta sauce is unique. Here’s a savory rundown of some of the most popular, along with brief histories and modern applications of these Italian specialties.