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.

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?

Chicken Cacciatore dish

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Bird Is The Word: The Very Best Italian-American Chicken Dishes

Chicken is the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Check out our favorite Italian-American chicken dishes.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.