Mario Batali or Mario Balotelli?… Will the real pasta sauce maker please stand up! One is famous for wowing fans by scoring goals with his feet and the other is famous for scoring with his hands; that is by creating authentic tantalizing homemade pasta sauce! If you guessed Mario Batali you are correct. And his sauces are now available here at Lorenz Food!
Mario Batali sauces are made with fresh herbs and spices, freshly chopped onions and fresh garlic. There is no paste or puree added! There are definitely no preservatives, added sugars and absolutely no high fructose corn syrup.
Only San Marzano tomatoes are selected which provide the natural sweet flavour that elevate this sauce to the top of its class. The San Marzano tomato is preferred by gourmet chefs and cooks all over the globe. It’s no wonder foodies and connoisseurs are crazy about certified San Marzanos. Weekend gardeners love them for the homemade sauce they produce for their families and pizza parlours alike covet them for their notorious pizza Napolitana.
This tomato has its origin in the Sarnese-Nocerino area of Italy. These tomatoes are grown in the rich volcanic soil at the base of Mount Viscuvious. The sweet flavour and low acidity is a unique combination for this tomato. The San Marzano have a firm pulp, deep red colour and carry only 2 locules thus containing a low seed count. The regular average tomato will have four or five locules making the seed count considerably numerous in comparison.
The harvest of the San Marzano usually begins in August and continues until the end of September. This tomato is open-pollinated which breeds true from generation to generation making seed saving practical for the home gardener and farmer.
The popularity of the San Marzano has grown immensely in the last few decades. Therefore supply and demand have caused this tomato to be grown under strict and specific rules. San Marzano have an official DOP that is (Denomination of Protected Origin). This identification can be seen clearly on the can or jar for these tomatoes.
As the San Marzano tomatoes are sold at a premium, many versions of this same seed tomato have attempted to invade the market at more competitive prices but unless the
DOP is on the can or jar, it’s not the real deal!
Mario Batali sauces are now available at Lorenz Food in a variety of Flavours (as pictured above):
- Alla Vodka
- Tomato Basil
Give them a try today! These sauces are our feature of the month. You can find out more information by clicking here.
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Until next time,
The Team at Lorenz Food