Winter is right around the corner, along with cold, short days and longer nights. If you’re anything like me, you’re already beginning to miss the warm days of summer and rich, sweet, juicy tomatoes plucked right from the vine. You might already know that San Marzano DOP plum tomatoes are grown in the lush, sun-soaked volcanic soil of Mount Vesuvius. It’s this rich soil that gives Italy’s most famous tomato its firm pulp, robust red color, and low-acid sweet flavor.
Luckily, you can still experience the fresh, lively taste of summer tomatoes from the Italian provinces of Salerno, Naples, and Avellino throughout the winter. I’m very excited to announce that I’m joining forces with the I ❤ San Marzano DOP campaign to give away a gift pack of the best European food products, including Pomodoro San Marzano dell’Agro Sarnese-Nocerino DOP canned tomatoes.
To participate in the competition, I ❤ San Marzano DOP, contact me at https://chefdianaandrews.com/contact/. Send me your original recipe and a photo using canned San Marzano DOP tomatoes by November 20th (the contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada, 18 years of age and older). To sweeten the deal and pay it forward, include the name of your favorite frontline worker or a person that needs a helping hand during these tough times, along with a short explanation of why you chose them. Tag @chefdianaandrews and @ILoveSanMarzanoDOP and use the hashtags #ILoveSanMarzanoDOP, #anicav, and #consorziopomodorosanmarzanodop.
A winner will be selected and notified just before Thanksgiving. You and the frontline worker will both receive a gift pack of fine Italian foods, including, of course, Pomodoro San Marzano dell’Agro Sarnese-Nocerino DOP, “the Crown Jewel” of European, canned tomatoes, and much more!
Get ready, get set, and start cooking — good luck!