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After serving as an Army sergeant during WWII, Alfred Ciccotelli returned home to work in his parents' grocery store. It was there that he founded Cento Fine Foods, with a commitment to providing the community with delicious Italian tomatoes, pasta, and olive oils. Cento's Anna pasta is produced with authentic durum wheat semolina grown in Italy, according to the Ciccotelli family recipe.
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.