Biological Fiaschetto Tomato puree of Torre Guaceto or tomato sauce is a fine sauce that is obtained by cooking Fiaschetto tomatoes, in 2017 it was recognized as a Slow Food Presidium, and is used in many ways by the Apulian culture: generally for the dressing of first courses, second courses and tasty pizzas.
The first signs of the preparation of this recipe can be seen directly in ancient books: in fact in the “Cuoco Galante” by Vincenzo Corrado of 1778 we speak of this sauce, even if at that moment it was not presented as a condiment. Subsequently, further evidence emerged in 1779 in Antonio Nebbia's “Il cuoco maceratese” and “Cucina casereccia” of 1839 and in these cases the tomato puree was used to embellish pasta and pizza.
Our Fiaschetto tomato puree of Torre Guaceto is a healthy and quality product, and not only, it contains the memories of our childhood, when the processing of the tomato sauce was an opportunity to bring our whole family together: Its scent reminds us when as children, we all went together, armed with a basket to collect the redest and ripest tomatoes that immediately afterwards were spread on the racks in the shade of a large olive tree, surely these were the most beautiful moments, we sat down everyone to choose the best tomatoes and listen to the stories of their beloved grandparents. Immediately afterwards, the fiaschetto tomatoes were cooked, exclusively at night, to avoid the heat of the August days, after bottling, at the end of the work, a large table was improvised and we all had lunch together passionately. We wanted to enclose this in our puree: our happy childhood, the union of the family, the stories of our grandparents in the shade of that large olive tree, the songs of women, the scent of summer, the serenity of a child.
The ingredients are: Fiaschetto tomato, without citric acid, without salt, cooked in a bain-marie.
The pulped tomatoes by "Pietrasanta" farm is the result of the family passion for this Apulian fruit, that controls the entire production process: from the selection of the reddest and ripest tomatoes in the field until their collection and packaging that takes place within a few hours after their arrival at the laboratory.
The Fiaschetto Pietrasanta tomato puree has an intense red color with a very sweet flavor, the pulp is full-bodied and consistent; these characteristics are given to the product by the particular composition of the soil, by the irrigation water (surface wells along the coast that give water rich in salts) and by the climate.
Our Fiaschetto tomato, formerly a Slow Food Presidium, became biological in the summer of 2018 and represents a historical cultivar of the territory between Ostuni and Carovigno, close to the coast of the Torre Guaceto Reserve, is a unique product of its kind and is typical of Brindisi area, where an extraordinary variety of protected ecosystems including the marine reserve, the coast, the wetland, the Mediterranean scrub and the agricultural areas, make this product rich in extraordinary characteristics!
Keep in a cold and dry place. After opening, keep refrigerated.