Tips & Advice

Learn authentic cooking techniques, discover timesaving shortcuts and substitutions, and become more comfortable cooking Italian dishes at home.

Tomatoes
Quick Tips For Using Leftover Tomato Paste

Quick Tips For Using Leftover Tomato Paste

Store extra tomato paste in the freezer to easily add a tomato flavor twist or enrich the overall flavor (umami) of a variety of dishes.

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Put Pasta on Your Plate

Put Pasta on Your Plate

A favorite ingredient in Italian cuisine, pasta not only tastes great, it's good for you too.

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Why Is Sharing a Family Dinner Important?

Why Is Sharing a Family Dinner Important?

Sitting down as a family to enjoy a meal together does wonders for the family dynamic. It's an ideal time to reconnect, and offer support, reassurance, and most importantly, love.

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How to Cook an Italian-inspired Meal for a Large Family

How to Cook an Italian-inspired Meal for a Large Family

Bringing the flavor of Italy to your dinner table, large or small, is easy when you follow these simple tips.

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Pizza Perfected

Pizza Perfected

The key to creating a pizza pie that's packed full of flavor is to make your own at home.

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Fast Food

Prepare authentic Italian “fast food”

Increase your recipe repertoire with these fast, yet delicious goodies.

Pizza Panini and authentic Sicilian Arancine await.

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Tips for the Home Italian Cook

Tips for the Home Italian Cook

How do you make perfect pasta every time, store expensive ingredients properly and choose the best cooking tools? These helpful tips will prepare you to make delicious Italian meals in no time at all.

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La Cucina

La Cucina

In Italian, La Cucina means 'the kitchen.' We'll help you stock your pantry, choose the right equipment, and select essential Italian ingredients. Consider this your resource for everything you need to know to start your very own Italian kitchen.

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Our History

Our History

Contadina has been growing tomatoes in California since 1916

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Contadina FAQs

Contadina FAQs

Can tomato paste be frozen? Can you substitute one tomato product for another when making a new recipe? Find the answers to our customers’ most frequently asked questions here.