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Old 08-12-2009, 04:02 PM
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Default Big Cans of San Marzano's at Costco

Big, as in the industrial sized cans. Has anyone tried them? Are they even real?
Because ever since I listened to Lynn Rosetto-Caspers Splendid Table episode about San Marzanos, I'm skeptical that ANY we get here are the real deal.
OTOH, does it matter if they're not real but still tasty?
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:10 PM
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Check the fine print on the can. See if there is an Italian government seal.

I'm also a fan of the "If they taste good, use them" club!
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:06 AM
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Check the fine print on the can. See if there is an Italian government seal.

I'm also a fan of the "If they taste good, use them" club!

If no DOP seal on the can, they aren't true SM's, but I'm also a taste good fan!
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So, reporting back....they're knock-offs to be sure, but I'm sort of loving them. I portioned the big can into sandwich bag size portions and stuck them in the freezer. I've been pulling a bag out to thaw, adding oregano and salt and zizzing for just a second or two with the immersion blender. They taste great, and for like $4 a huge can, they'll be on my Costco must buy list from now on.
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:22 PM
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We have a NEW word... Zizzing!

I like these guys. No DOP, but good.
http://www.carmelinabrands.com/pages/san_marzano.php

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Old 09-07-2009, 09:17 PM
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zizz at your own risk
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what is zizzing?
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:08 AM
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like with an immersion blender...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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So, reporting back....they're knock-offs to be sure, but I'm sort of loving them. I portioned the big can into sandwich bag size portions and stuck them in the freezer. I've been pulling a bag out to thaw, adding oregano and salt and zizzing for just a second or two with the immersion blender. They taste great, and for like $4 a huge can, they'll be on my Costco must buy list from now on.
Hey Splatgirl,

when you say big can, are these the restaurant size #10 cans - weigh in about six pounds each?

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Old 11-11-2009, 02:28 PM
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yes, big restaurant size cans. in comparison to the mindblowingly delicious sauce I made from my homegrown heirloom tomatoes, it's not anything special, but they are decent and the price is right.
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