Should You Use Italian Tomatoes When Cooking Italian Food?

We talk to Francesco Mutti about his company's Italian imports

Should You Use Italian Tomatoes When Cooking Italian Food?

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Eating locally has become a touchstone for many chefs and home cooks. But others disagree, touting the ingredients of the country they are cooking. This school of thought is often strongest in Italian chefs who often import many of their ingredients. But now home cooks can get in on the debate, with one of Italy’s most noted tomato product producers, Mutti, entering into the United States market.

We caught up with Mutti's CEO, Francesco Mutti, to get his side of the debate. He believes there is an appetite for his products in the US because, “if you are looking for the Italian way of cooking it is important to have the Italian elements and ingredients because the Italian cuisine is fundamentally based on the raw materials.”

For more watch the video above. And if you want to test the concept out for yourself you can always head over to Mutti’s website and purchase some products to get started cooking at home.


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