A sauce that prompts lasting memories
It’s often the case that a certain special fragrance or flavor will prompt experiences from our past. Half-forgotten and yet deep-seated memories. Memories aroused that seize our attention and quicken our pulse. Unsuspected images and emotions flood forth, and fleetingly we ourselves are the children − or even the infants! – of yesteryear.
Imagine an open window on a summer day, the sunlight flooding into your room. Think to the fragrance of onions frying in olive oil… the intensely inebriating fragrance of tomatoes as they slowly cook on the flame. Think to the rich, velvety, flavorsome sauce soon to be served. And think also to the fragrance of fresh basil…!
It was with such thoughts as these that we decided to add new sauces to our Tomato Sauces range of specialties. In short, we wanted to ‘savor’ – so to speak – a world that was once our own, to evoke the tastes of bygone years.
Two special ingredients: time and passion
For our Tomato Sauces we went back not to the drawing board but to the recipes handed down by generations of housewives. Our grandmothers, and theirs too! First comes the mixture of onions and herbs, stir fried, to which we then patiently add all the other ingredients, slowly blending them in. It takes time and passion, and patience.
We use only the sweetest Italian tomato pulp. We prefer not to chop and dice the ingredients too fine. Our ingredients vary from sauce to sauce. And then there’s our marvelous olive oil which confers a distinct personality to all our sauces, enhancing their creaminess. The flavor is naturally rich. No need for extra seasoning or flavoring agents.
“I learned to cook from my mom, who spent day after day in the kitchen. Nowadays, we all have less and less time to dedicate to cooking. The dishes we choose can hardly be called challenging, and when we serve them at the table we hardly expect standing applauses. However, I never did like the idea of pre-cooked meals of the kind on offer in supermarkets. I felt my children should only get genuine, healthful food prepared by myself, personally. I then came to Fratelli Carli where I started work on our Tomato Sauces products. And I entered a whole new world!
I cook these sauces my mom’s way (the same ingredients, the same cooking times and, above all, the same simplicity!). The only thing that’s different is the scale, and hence the sizes of the cooking vessels. The fragrances and flavors are unchanged. My mind goes back to bygone days. No more long faces. I open up a jar and my pasta dish is ready in just a few seconds! Deliciously mouth-watering, healthy meals, varying from day to day. I discovered time-saving solutions that don’t entail sacrificing genuineness."
Cristina, a Fratelli Carli Tomato Sauces specialist
The experience of Mediterranean taste
A feature of our range of Tomato Sauces is the sweetness of tomato pulp, solely Italian in origin, combined with a wide range of land- and seafoods, alongside the fragrances and flavors that set Mediterranean cuisine apart (deliciously genuine vegetables, prime-quality tuna, pungent anchovies, chili peppers, capers, DOP basil from Genoa).The common denominator of these sauces is our olive oil, a perfect accompaniment for all these ingredients, for the right consistency, harmony and equilibrium.