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.

Collage of Pasta Dishes

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Lotsa Pastabilities

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

Overhead shot of lasagna dish with olive oil, tomatoes and bread

Pasta Sauce, italian food, chicken, pizza, lasagna, spaghetti, roast chicken

The Very Best Italian Comfort Foods

Paesana believes that food can be a warm hug when times are tough and stress is high.

upclose shot of uncooked penne, ziti and rigatoni

Pasta Sauce, pasta, italian food, dry pasta, rigatoni, penne, ziti

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.

Homemade marinara sauce in a bowl with basil around it

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The Story Behind The Sauce: Marinara

Travel back in time with Paesana to learn how Marinara Sauce became an Italian classic.

Sicily Italy landscape with water and homes in background

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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.

Italian Table Setting with people eating scrumptous pasta

Pasta Sauce, italian food, antipasti, italian desserts, al fresco, veal, roast chicken, salad

An Italian Al Fresco Summer Dinner

Adorned with fresh ingredients and bright flavors, an outdoor Italian meal is the perfect summer serenade.

Cooking table with olive oil, cheese and a fresh bowl of pesto sauce

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Why We Love Pesto Sauce

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

Dish with Chicken Parmigiana and Garlic Bread to the left

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The Story Behind Chicken Parmigiana

How chicken parmigiana became an Italian-American staple in restaurants and home kitchens.

Bolognese: The Allure Of Italian Meat Sauce

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Bolognese: The Allure Of Italian Meat Sauce

Hearty and deeply flavored, bolognese is the full-bodied pasta sauce you need for a filling meal.

assortment of dishes on a table including fish, spaghetti with seafood, bread

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Feast Of The Seven Fishes: An Italian-American Christmas Eve Legacy

Christmas is the time of traditions—like the Italian-American Feast of the Seven Fishes.

family celebrating thanksgiving

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An Italian-American Thanksgiving

More than merely turkey and stuffing, an Italian-American Thanksgiving brings plenty of pasta and sauce to the table.

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.

upclose shot of braciole

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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.

bird eye of view of assorted pasta dishes

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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.

Different types of pasta shapes sitting on wooden spatulas

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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.

marinara sauce sitting in a jar container

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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.