Homemade is Gourmet with Lucini Italia’s New Artisanal Pizza Sauce

Chef Inspired Recipe Made Only Once a Year Exclusively During the Summer Tomato Harvest

New York, New York (2009-09-01) - Lucini Italia announced it will expand its family of gourmet, Italian food products to include a new artisanal Lucini™ Pizza Sauce to be released this September. The authentic recipe captures the essence of old world Italy while meeting the demands of today's modern lifestyle. And as with all Lucini products, the pizza sauce is 100% natural and made with the very best ingredients for uncompromising freshness and flavor.

Made with vine-ripened California tomatoes picked only once a year, the chef inspired sauce is crafted exclusively during the Central Valley tomato harvest creating a finite supply which when sold out will not be reproduced until the following year's harvest. In an effort to reduce its impact on the environment and ensure maximum flavor, Lucini works closely with a small community of domestic farmers to cultivate its specialty tomatoes rather than shipping the produce from Italy. The tomatoes are picked at the very peak of ripeness and go from the field to sauce in less than 24 hours. The artisanal recipe is chef-approved and made with just picked plum tomatoes, garden fresh herbs, oven roasted garlic, sea salt and Lucini's own extra virgin olive oil.

As families juggle their hectic fall back-to school and work schedules, Lucini™ Pizza Sauce will entice people back to the kitchen for timesaving and delicious home-cooked meals. Made with an easy open pop top, the 15-ounce can provides enough delectable sauce to make two family sized pizzas. The deep tomato flavor and rich consistency compliments a range of toppings from creamy goat cheese and caramelized onions to mild buffalo mozzarella and aged prosciutto that are sure to keep everyone coming back for more. Kids will love its simple, straightforward flavors and will want to make pizza with their friends after school. Adults will appreciate the authentic Italian recipe and ease of use for a simple mid-week dinner paired with a juicy red wine. Created for the contemporary American lifestyle, the savory sauce offers families the perfect way to make real food with real taste, real fast.

Only the most cared for ingredients hand-picked at the peak of the season and cooked using simple centuries old recipes that bring out the rich tastes of foods is the signature of Lucini's Artisanal Italian Recipe Pizza Sauce. With this new pizza sauce, Lucini's brand of excellence brings the authentic flavors of Italy to this American family favorite.