This is a story about how two brothers began a small marinara sauce company, inspired by their grandmother's delicious recipes. In a time when you can walk down the grocery isle and not even recognize the ingredients in the food you eat, with Dell'Amore not only can you trust what's in our sauce, but we hope you get to know who made it.
When I first sampled Dell'Amore Marinara Sauce, I couldn't help but wonder: "What's in the jar?...And where do I get more of it!" As Americans become increasingly aware of where their food comes from and how it is produced, most companies are scrambling to make sure the long list of "hidden" ingredients in their products stays off the label and the Internet. Look no further than products which tote the "organic" label (read more in this Washington Post article).
Perhaps this is what makes the Dell'Amore sauce flavor so reFRESHing. You can count the ingredients on one hand and an extra finger. There's no added salt or sugar (and no high fructose corn syrup), enough to send your taste buds on a trip back to the good ol' days.
Yet what I have found to be most remarkable about Dell'Amore is the ingredient shown most prominently on the label, a simple black and white photo that carries a hundred years of history. A story matched in richness, flavor, and style only by the sauce which it produced. From a hopping bar scene in Plattsburgh, to a pizza shop in Burlington, and to a Vermont cannery (one of the last), the Dell'Amore story that will soon follow is well worth a listen.
Stay tuned for a blog post coming out in mid-August about Filomena's Pizza, and how it started!
The Dell'Amore Team