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RITROVO SELECTIONS | SKU: GNF-108
California fresh almonds by Ricchiuti Family Farms roasted in organic extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with Controne Hot Pepper. Controne Hot Pepper is a wonderful ground chile from Campania, where they like things spicy! The eponymous pepper is harvested at full maturity, when it's blazing red and plenty hot. The peppers are hung to dry near a wood-burning oven in the Ferrante family's bakery, where the moisture very slowly evaporates. When the peppers are completely dry, they're hand-ground to a fine powder.
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.