Quick Tip – How to Choose the Best Canned Tomatoes

How to Choose Canned Tomatoes

Choosing a quality canned tomato can be a real challenge...with so many to choose from, where do you begin?

Today's quick tip is all about finding the right canned tomatoes.

This brief video, from the experts at Panna and Whole Foods, explains how to choose the right product - and why it's important - giving you the information and the confidence you need to create beautiful and delicious meals for your family and friends.

A quick note: San Marzano tomatoes are not a brand but a variety of tomato.

Brands available in supermarkets include Cento, Nina, La Bella, Solinia, Vantia, La Valle and Strianese. Most San Marzano tomatoes sold commercially are grown in Italy, though they are produced commercially in smaller quantities in other countries.

How to Crush Whole Tomatoes

Crushing the whole canned tomatoes by hand is a long-established Italian technique that enables you to play with your food! Watch this video from Amanda Hesser of Food52 demonstrate the technique.

Buon appetito!

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