This small but mighty penne alla campagnola spice packet by Tutto Calabria is a magical meal-starter in a bag. It contains all of the flavors of the classic Roman pasta dish, which celebrates the end of summer with sweet peppers and an abundance of zucchini and eggplant. The dried vegetables in this packet were harvested in the hot Calabrian sun, so pull this out whenever you need a little sunshine in your meal. With this convenient blend of traditional flavorings, all you need to add is a packet of pasta and a can of tomatoes for a summer feast in a matter of minutes.
Calabria is the home of big, bold flavors. The sun-soaked region lies in the toe of Italy’s boot, near its southernmost end. Flanked by crystal-blue seas, it gets more than 300 days of sweltering Mediterranean sunshine every year. That heat gets converted to serious spice in its famous chiles, which were introduced to the region by Spanish traders in the 16th century. They caught on quickly, and today, every Italian knows that Calabrian chiles are the best in the world.
Founded in 1970 by husband-and-wife pair Antonio Celli and Adele Sirianni, Tutto Calabria began by selling the vegetables from their garden at local fairs. With headquarters in the hillside town of Marcellinara, the Celli family and Tutto Calabria have been sharing the bounty of their home with the world for more than 50 years. With the motto piccanti per passione (“spicy for passion”), they are dedicated to the bold flavors of Calabria in all its forms.