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FRESH PASTA RANA

Published June 29, 2013 by Tony

Tortellini in New York

A few months ago the Italian Rana family opened a pasta-restaurant in Manhattan by the name of  “LA MIA CASA” (my home).
140 wooden tables, marble shelves, a spectacular ceiling made ​​by hundreds of pots, graters, sieves and ladles of copper.
This eatery opened in Chelsea Market is a mixture of vintage Italian architecture and industrial-urban.
From long the group Rana is a well known brand in Italy for the production of fresh pasta. Here, there is not a supermarket that does not have packs of “tortellini” marked “Rana” in its counter-fridge. Over the years the products produced by the Rana family have diversified, and today we can find different types of “fresh pasta filled”, with mushrooms, spinach, ricotta cheese, artichokes.  In just four years the Italian company has opened 28 restaurants in Italy, 5 in Switzerland, one in Madrid, London and Luxemburg, through a franchising program.
The decision to open a restaurant in the heart of New York has the aim of promoting the fresh pasta to the Americans. And after investing € 2 million and having trained 100 employees, with the raw materials imported directly from Italy, in Manhattan the fresh pasta will be produced on-site, about 250 kilograms per day, to the delight of the Americans.

USUAL PRODUCTS NEAPOLITANS BUY

Published January 31, 2013 by Tony

SOME PRODUCT FAMILY BUY IN NAPLES

In supermarkets all of us always look at other’s carts to see which products have been chosen. It is a legitimate curiosity that increases towards people who live in other countries as we wonder what brands or types of products they usually are using. It certainly is interesting to see if in other countries on the shelves there are products of the same brands that we find here. This curiosity will be yours too, and I hope it will be satisfied by this short series of products that a common Neapolitan family usual buy in a supermarket in Naples.
Although many of the everyday products we buy, are manufactured by European or international brands, some are produced by Italian companies, probably unknown to you. Anyway, in typology order I’ll mention the most used/known articles. Needless to say, every family is looking for special offers and promotions, and here most supermarkets or malls periodically prepares advertising leaflets, publicizing prices and current offers that we then find in our postbox. It was to be expected that some American big brands, about foodstuff and healthcare, prevail, as French for cosmetics products and Italian for some specific product.  

BREAD/ROLL


Here, we all buy daily fresh bread produced by local bakeries

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CORN FLAKES

Kellogg’s (USA)

CHOCOLATE
Ferrero (Italy)
Perugina (Italy)
Novi (Italy)
Lindt (Swiss)
Kinder (Ferrero, Italy)
Milka (Kraft Foods, USA)


CHILDREN SNACK/NOSH
Mulino Bianco (Italy)
Kinder (Ferrero, Italy)
Mr Day (Parmalat, Italy)
Bistefani (Italy)
Ferrero (Italy)

COFFEE (for coffeemaker)
Kimbo (Italy)
Lavazza (Italy)
Illy (Italy)

DEODORANT
Nivea– (Beiersdorf, Germany)
Dove – (Unilever, Anglo-Dutch)
Malizia – (Mirato, Italy)
Roberts – (Manetti & Roberts, Italy)
Tesori d’Oriente  – (Conter, Italy)
Infasil – (Procter & Gamble, USA)


DIAPERS

Chicco (Artsana, Iyaly)
Pampers (Procter & Gamble, USA)
Huggies (Kimberly-Clark, USA)
Mister Baby (Reckitt Benckiser, UK)

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DRINKS /JUICES

Coke (Coca-Cola, USA)
Pepsi (USA)
Fanta (Italy)
San Pellegrino (Italy)
PFanner (Italy)
Santal (Parmalat, Italy)
Yoga (Italy)
Valfrutta (Italy)
Pago (BRAU UNION Group, Germany)
Zuegg (Italy)
San Benedetto (Italy)
Ferrero (Italy)

FLOUR
Barilla (Italy)
De Cecco (Italy)

MINERAL WATER
(All Italian brands, there’re a lot, and usually people choose the cheapest one in plastic bottles)
Ferrarelle
Vera
Uliveto
Rocchetta


LOTION/CREAM

Venus ( Venus, Algeria)
Nivea  (Beiersdorf, Germany)
Vichy (L’Oreal, France)
Garnier (L’Oreal, France)
Oreal (L’Oreal, France)
Lancome (France)

INFANT FOOD
Mellin (Italy)
Nestle (Swiss)
Plasmon (Italy)
Nipiol (Heinz, UK)
Humana (USA)


MOZZARELLA / DAIRY PRODUCTS

Here, we all buy daily fresh produced by local dairy factories

OIL
Cuore (Bonomelli, Italy)
Maya (Grupo SOS, Spain)
Bertolli (Grupo SOS, Spain)
Sasso (Italy)
Carapelli ()Italy)
De Santis (Italy)
Basso (Italy)

PASTA
(obviously they are all Italian brands)
De Cecco
Barilla
Garofalo
Russo
Voiello
Divella
Agnesi
Antonio Amato
La Molisana

FRESH/STUFFED PASTA
Rana (Italy)
Fini (Italy)
Buitoni (Italy)

SHAMPOO
Dimesnion – (Unilever, Anglo-Dutch)
Clear  (Unilever, Anglo-Dutch)
Fructis  (Garnier – Oreal, France)
Elvive (Garnier – Oreal, France)
Pantene (Procter & Gamble, USA)
Joshnson’s (Johnson & Jonhson, USA)
Vidal (Henkel, Germany)

TOAST /SANDWICH
Mulino Bianco (Italy)
San Carlo (Italy)

TOILET PAPER
Scottex  (Kimberly-Clark , USA)
Tenderly ( Tenderly, Italy)
Foxy  (ICT, Italy)
Regina (Italy)

TOOTHPASTE
Pasta Del Capitano  (Ciccarelli, Italy)
Benefit    (Procter & Gamble, USA)
Durban’s  (Bonomi group, Italy )
Pepsodent  (Unilever, Anglo-Dutch)
Colgate  (Colgate-Palmolive, USA)
Aquafresh  (GlaxoSmithKline, UK)
Mentadent  (Unilever, Anglo-Dutch)
AZ  (Procter & Gamble, USA)
Oral B  (Procter & Gamble, USA)

WINE
(Most of us buy wine produced by local farmers or winery)
Tavernello (Italy)
Ronco (Italy)