FAVUZZI PASSATA STRAINED TOMATOES
Our divinely smooth passata recalls the taste of ripe cherry tomatoes, freshly cooked at the end of the summer.
Our passata is a great base ingredient for soups, tomato sauces and pizzas. Use it to simmer Italian sausages or veal meatballs, or simply to cook rice.
Unlike traditional passata, our version is made with cherry tomatoes, which impart a richer, slightly sweet taste.
The De Laurentiis family owns an artisanal business in the Abruzzo mountain region. For two generations, it has been drawing on traditional ingredients and know-how to offer products with an authentically Italian taste. The family grows organic tomatoes, saffron and other seasonings on its own plots of land, and turns them into sauces and condiments thanks to a veritable regiment of cooks who busily tend the ovens.
Roccascalegna, Abruzzo, Italy.
History and anecdotes
In Italy, tomato sauce is serious business! The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies saw fit to define the ingredients and methods used to produce a true passata. It is a coulis made with fresh tomatoes, which must fully preserve the latter's taste characteristics. Other vegetables may be added (carrots, for instance), as long as no pieces are present in the final product.