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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Cuisine Hopping: Italian-Mexican Food Fusion

Paesana gets creative in the kitchen, cooking Mexican-style food using our own Italian ingredients.

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How To Transform Italian Favorites Into Vegan Meals

People who love Italian food, but aren’t so fond of meat have a lot of delicious options.

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Most Romantic Italian Meals

Paesana’s top dishes to cook for someone you love on Valentine’s Day and any other occasion.

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Regional Italian Cuisine: Lombardy

Paesana treks upward on the map to cultivate the many flavors of the northern Italian countryside.

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Let’s Talk About Pasta: Spaghetti, Linguine, Fettuccine & Bucatini

Paesana examines the similarities and differences between the long strands of pasta we love to twirl around a fork.

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The Italian Day Of Rest

Before you start planning your Italian-American Christmas, enjoy simple times in the kitchen with Paesana.

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Thanksgiving Leftovers: Italian Style

Don’t despair over loads of leftovers—make these Italian-style meals with all your turkey day trimmings.

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Italian Regional Cuisine: Emilia-Romagna

Nestled between the Alps and the Apennines, Emilia-Romagna serves up a food culture that rivals all other Italian regions.

Collage of Pasta Dishes

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Lotsa Pastabilities

Paesana celebrates National Pasta Month with everything you need to know about cooking pasta.

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5 Italian Side Dishes That Take Center Stage

Paesana takes a look at a menu of Italian side dishes that go beyond pasta and sauce.

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Let’s Talk About Pasta: Comparing Penne, Ziti, and Rigatoni

They look similar, but short-tube pasta, such as penne, ziti, and rigatoni differ in texture, shape, and application.

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Regional Italian Cuisine: Sicily

The Italian island of Sicily is home to some of the most unique and fresh cuisine in the entire country.

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Why We Love Pesto Sauce

Bright, green, and pleasantly aromatic, pesto is the pasta sauce of a different color.

The Italian-American Vegetable Department

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The Italian-American Vegetable Department

Hearty and healthy vegetables round out the perfect Italian-American menu.

Family Favorites You Can Cook At Home With Paesana

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Family Favorites You Can Cook At Home With Paesana

When you just can’t get to your favorite Italian restaurant, try a homemade version of these classic family favorites.

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Fresh Pasta vs. Dry Pasta: Boiling Down The Differences

When cooking an Italian meal, is fresh pasta or dry pasta the better option?

Jar of Paesana Fra Diavolo Sauce

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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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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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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.