Posts Written On February 15, 2019

Say “Ciao!” to the Taste of Italy With New Gourmet Italian Products from Tuscanini Foods

From the rolling hills of Italy, Tuscanini Foods is rolling out a new lineup of gourmet food products that bring the taste of Italy to your table for a truly authentic Italian dining experience.

This superior brand of foods is imported from Italy, famously identified for its traditions and age-old recipes. From the mountainous Dolomite region to the idyllic Sardinia Island, products are sourced from artisans that specialize in offering only the best quality ingredients.

The host of products from Tuscanini – from naturally sparkling cold pressed beverages to bronze cut Italian pasta – allow consumers to cook-up original homemade Italian favorites and provide delicious gourmet options for year-round cooking.

Distributed by NJ-based Kayco (www.kayco.com), a leader in specialty food products, Tuscanini (www.tuscaninifoods.com) products meet the highest standards of quality, craftsmanship and gourmet cuisine.  All products are produced with natural ingredients, nothing artificial and are certified OU kosher.

The following authentic Italian imports are coming to grocery shelves in 2019:

Balsamic Vinegar (MRP $7.99 / 8.45 oz.)

This Balsamic Vinegar offers of ultimate Italian experience with its complex flavor and beautiful glass bottle and cork closure.

Italian Pastas (MRP $3.99 / 16 oz.)

Dried pasta has been the mainstay of Italian cuisine for centuries. These 100% Durum Semolina pastas are bronze cut to create a porous, home-style texture that showcases the sauce in every bite. The high-end collection includes a variety of shapes: Gigli (ruffle-edged cones), Pennoni (a somewhat more substantial version of Penne), Trottole(“spinning top”), tricolor Conchiglie (seashells), and tricolor Fusilli (corkscrews).

Pasta Sauces (MRP $4.99 / 24.3 oz. jars)

These four authentic toppings evoke warm, sun-kissed Italian summers. Every jar of Tuscanini pasta sauce features 40 fresh tomatoes from the Parma region, harvested at the peak of ripeness. Traditional Pizza Sauce,Naopoletana Pasta SauceClassic Marinara Sauce, and Zesty Marinara Sauce pair perfectly with Tuscanini’s home-style Italian Pastas.

Tomato Paste (MRP $1.99 / 7.05 oz.)

Ripe, luscious tomatoes grown under the Tuscan sun are triple-concentrated for an intense burst of fresh flavor. Convenient, re-sealable tube lets you use only what you need with no waste. All-natural and non-GMO project certified.

Peperonata

Recipe By Gabe Garcia

A simple rustic Italian sauce with the main ingredient being bell peppers will go great with any type of fish but will shine with fried fish.  It can be served hot or cold.

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

4 garlic cloves, smashed

3 bay leaves

2 tablespoons Tuscanini Tomato Paste

1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

6 bell peppers, julienned

1 cup Baron Herzog Chenin Blanc or other dry white wine

1 cup water

1/4 cup basil chiffonade

2 tablespoons Tuscanini Balsamic Vinegar

  1. Pour olive oil into a large pot and place it over medium flame.  Once the oil begins to smoke add onion, garlic, and bay leaves.  Cook until the onions are translucent.

  2. Next add tomato paste, salt, and black pepper. Cook until the tomato paste has darkened, about five minutes.  Add the peppers continue cooking until they have softened, about another 10 minutes.

  3. Add wine and water.  Turn up the heat and bring to a boil. Cover the pot, reduce the heat to a medium low and simmer for 20 minutes.  This will give the peppers time to break down further.

  4. Uncover the pot and turn the heat back up and stir until most of the liquid has evaporated.  To finish, take off the heat and remove the bay leaves.  Stir in basil, balsamic vinegar, and season with salt and pepper.

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