- Producer + Region
Producer: La Monica
In 1923, Peter LaMonica opened his Italian seafood shop in Brooklyn, New York. His fresh, locally-harvested seafood soon attracted loyal patrons from all over New York. With demand for his products increasing, Peter decided to get into the fishing business himself â€" ensuring quality from boat to customer. Today Peterâ€™s grandchildren still own and operate LaMonica Fine Foods, carrying on the family tradition.
In the late 19th century, Italian families began to arrive in the United States by the hundreds of thousands. They brought with them memories and recipes from home, adding to an already rich culinary marketplace. Today, many of these early pioneers have passed their love for Italian cuisine on to a new generation. While times have changed, the recipe remains the same: traditional Italian favorites made the old fashioned way, with locally sourced ingredients hand-picked for flavor.