Introducing Forno Gentile and Pastry Chef Anna Belmattino Image

Introducing Forno Gentile and Pastry Chef Anna Belmattino

“I like to imagine that it was fate that brought us together, and that is exactly how it went. My work is my passion, everything is perfectly intertwined.”–Anna Belmattino, on how she came to be the baker for Forno Gentile. Gentile is not exclusively an artisanal Pastaficio. Forno Gentile (Forno meaning “oven”) features refined baked…

Tomatoes from Gentile: Summer in a Jar! Image

Tomatoes from Gentile: Summer in a Jar!

“Tomatoes for us in the south (of Italy) mean summer. When we see fresh tomatoes at the local store, it means summer is here, the beach, friends, the panino caprese with mozzarella that we take to the beach…and caponata with fresh tomatoes, tuna, olives and red onions… summer mode: ON.” —Giuliana Galati, Export Manager for…

Gentile Pasta Dinner at Solo Italiano, Portland ME Image

Gentile Pasta Dinner at Solo Italiano, Portland ME

A Dinner with Pasta Gentile at Solo Italiano with Chef Paolo Laboa In a time of big, global business, it sometimes seems that human connections get swallowed up by massive-scale commerce. What happened to people knowing your name? Can family businesses still thrive in this competitive market where speed and low-cost reign supreme over integrity…

Pastificio Gentile: the Golden Pasta! Image

Pastificio Gentile: the Golden Pasta!

  Pastificio Gentile first opened its doors in 1876 and is one of the only remaining historic, artisanal pasta producers that helped to establish Gragnano as the city of pasta. Today, Gentile remains a small family owned company.  Pastificio Gentile – 26 Pasta Cuts Available 100% Native Italian Semolina The selected semolina wheat used in this pasta is…