Joe LaMotta Interview

LaMotta’s Tomatta Sauce is the creation of former middleweight champion, Jake “Raging Bull” LaMotta and his son Joe. Jake LaMotta developed this marinara sauce more than 50 years ago when his boxing career was in full swing. As the story goes, the famed “Raging Bull”, portrayed by Robert DeNiro in the 1980 film classic of the same name, used to cook up and chow down on pasta with his own specially prepared marinara following each of his pre-fight “weigh-ins”. Jake and his son Joe continued to perfect the sauce until…

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Judy Savage Nomato Pasta Sauce

Imagine a pasta sauce that uses no tomatoes. Sounds impossible you say? Well you need look no further than Nomato. Nomato may be used as substitute in any recipe calling for tomato sauce, barbeque sauce, ketchup or salsa. Nomato is made from a combination of root vegetables and seasonings. It contains no soy, dairy, wheat, gluten, nuts and of course no tomatoes. We talked with Judy Savage of Nomato about her product. Q – Judy what is your position in the company? A – I am the owner of the…

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Jesse Stubbs Interview Marketing Director at Pappardelle’s

Their pasta products including pasta sauce can now be found in over 250 Farmers markets, Street Fairs and Specialty Gourmet Food Stores. In 2011, Whole Foods Rocky Mountain Region invited them to be their primary fresh pasta purveyor and allowed them to introduce their gluten-free pasta in over 30 stores. The following year, 2012, King Soopers (Kroger) Rocky Mountains Region invited their gluten-free pasta into over 50 stores. The company we are talking about is Poppardelle’s and the person we’re talking to about the company is Jesse Stubbs. Q –…

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Val Gray Interview Italian Hearts Pasta Sauce

Val Gray and her husband Sal share a love of cooking and fine cuisine and it shows! They are the proud makers of 3 gourmet pasta sauces, Bella Amore Sauce, Three Meat Sauce and Val’s Vegetarian. What makes these sauces so unique is they are all handcrafted. And with that will let Val Gray fill-in the rest of the details. Q – Did I read that you have your own production plant? That means you’re far ahead of most gourmet pasta makers. A – Well, it was the only way…

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Lisa Galassi Interview Galassi foods

Galassi foods was started back in 2009 and there’s been no looking back! Their bottled pasta sauces have won rave reviews from everyone who’s tried them. What’s behind their success? We’ll let Lisa Galassi explained. Q – Lisa, before you were bottling your pasta sauces, you had something called “soul food Sunday”. What was that all about? A – That was a Sunday that my brother and I would plan for all week long, a menu. We pick a theme and we would say Italian. We would make the sauce…

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Chrissy Rogers Interview Spinelli’s Sauce Company

  Denver, Colorado can now boast about some of the finest gourmet pasta sauce in the marketplace. Since 1994, Spinelli’s Market has been pleasing customers with their gourmet foods and Italian specialties. There sauces were so popular they decided to start bottling them. And that’s where Chrissy Rogers of Spinelli Sauce Company enters the picture. Q – Before there was Spinelli’s Sauce Company there was what? Spinelli’s Restaurant? A – There’s a Spinelli’s Market. Actually there still is a Spinelli’s Market. It was started in a little neighborhood in Denver…

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Diane Thorne Interview Costantino’s Kitchen

Costantino’s kitchen produces gourmet Homestyle pasta sauces that have been in their family for over five generations. These days it’s Christopher Costantino at the helm of the company following in the tradition of his grand mother in the making of their unique sauce, a sauce that contains no chemicals or preservatives. Adding to our understanding of what makes Costantino’s kitchen pasta sauce so unique is our conversation with Diane Thorne, director of marketing for Costantino’s. Q – Is it accurate to say that at this time Costantino’s kitchen pasta sauce…

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Paul Guglielmo Interview Paul Guglielmo’s pasta sauce

In the spring of 2014, with the USDA approval in hand, Paul Guglielmo was set to show the world what pasta sauce should really tastes like. July 2014 found Paul making the rounds of supermarkets marketing his pasta sauce. To date, he has 70 stores that stock his sauce, a sauce with his name on it, and get this his phone number on it as well!! How often do you see that? Try never. Paul Guglielmo has quite a story to tell about what it takes for an entrepreneur to…

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Paolo Volpati-Kedra Interview Sauces’n Love

For the past 15 years Paolo Volpati-Kedra and his company Sauces’n Love have been providing the public with his own brand of 100% fresh and natural homemade sauces. How does he do it? That’s what we wanted to find out. Q – So, I walked into Wegmans the other day and right by the front door were Wegmans own pasta sauces. There are offering a family pack of three bottles of sauce for $3.99. How do you compete with something like that? A – We don’t. That’s a segment of…

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Robert Harris Interview President and CEO of Silver Palate Kitchen

Silver Palate Kitchen makes a wide variety of products including salad dressings, dessert toppings and pasta sauces. And it is the pasta sauce we are most interested in for this interview. And who better to answer our questions than the president and CEO of Silver Palate Kitchen, Mr. Robert Harris. Q – Mr. Harris, what happened to the original founders of this company, Julie Rosso and Sheila Lukins? A – The two ladies sold out in 1988 and my son Peter who worked for me as a sales manager for…

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