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Producer: Porano Pasta
After inspiration struck on a visit to Porano, Italy, James Beard Award-winning chef Gerard Craft opened fast casual restaurant Porano Pasta in St. Louis, MO. And now, Porano is sharing its carefully prepared sauces with home cooks across the country.
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.