New Mambo Italiano Gift Box
As Rosemary Clooney sang in her big hit song of the same name as this set, HEY MAMBO!
Our Mambo Italiano set of Italian Flavors has all the classic elements you need to turn any "everyday" dish into a Mediterranean masterpiece: Granulated Garlic, Pizza Seasoning from Des Moines' Gusto Pizza Co., our exclusive Italian Seasoning Blend, a 5 oz bottle of Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, and imported Rotini pasta.
Garlic has been cultivated for so long, that it is impossible to determine precisely its place of origin. Garlic is essential in the robust cookery of the Mediterranean, and our granulated garlic powder makes smooth garlic butters for toasted breads and delicious marinades.
Made with basil, fennel seed, garlic, onion, season salt and black pepper, Gusto Pizza Co's special seasoning blend adds vibrant Italian flavor to sauces, sandwiches, spreads, and (of course) pizza.
Our Italian Seasoning Blend will put you in mind of your favorite little Italian place, the neighborhood joint that is the standard to which all other Italian restaurants have to "measure up." Use Italian Blend Seasoning to season fish, poultry, meat, or to make a salad dressing or olive oil for dipping bread -- anywhere you want a taste of the Mediterranean.
The essence of Tuscan cuisine is simplicity: legumes, bread, cheese, vegetables, mushrooms and fresh fruit. And, of course, olive oil. Our Tuscan Herb olive oil captures the flavor - and the philosophy - of Tuscan cooking.
Finally, a package of rotini (pasta imported from Italy by Des Moines' own Graziano Bros) rounds out the Mambo Italiano boxed set.
Mambo Italiano makes a great "starter set" for the young cook who wants to start making his own pasta sauces, garlic bread, salad dressings, and grill marinades. This set also is a fantastic "shortcut in a box," easily dressing up sauce from a jar [gasp] and adding flavor to store-bought lasagna. Never fear: your secret is safe with us.
Just open a bottle of Pinot [Noir or Grigio, whatever you like], put the Rosemary Clooney records on the hi-fi, and sing while you cook:
"Hey mambo, don't wanna tarantella
Hey mambo, no more a mozzarella"
e Buon Appetito!