Imagine The PESTO-bilities Summertime Cooking with Antonella Rana

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Italy’s beloved pasta brand Giovanni Rana shares a secret ingredient for summertime cooking during the Summer of Pesto

Italian grandmothers have been cooking pasta with pesto for centuries. But Antonella Rana, of the beloved international pasta brand Giovanni Rana, says the many possibilities for pesto are endless. Giovanni Rana Basil Pesto adds color, freshness, and fast flavor to unexpected favorites.

About Giovanni Rana:  Giovanni Rana has been a renowned pasta maker in Italy for over 50 years. In 2012, the Rana family launched its first state-of-the-art factory in the US (just outside of Chicago in Bartlett, IL), which produces the retail line of pasta and sauces now distributed all over the country. The factory is home to proprietary machinery designed by Giovanni that mimics the movements used to hand-roll dough to produce an exceptionally thin pasta with a delicate bite. The fillings are created from artisanal ingredients including D.O.P. Parmigiano Reggiano cheese imported by the wheel and D.O.P. Genovese basil.

About Antonella Rana:  Antonella Rana is daughter-in-law of Mr. Giovanni Rana, and co-owner of Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina (, which opened in November 2012 at New York City’s Chelsea Market. Mother of two and spokesperson for the international brand, Antonella balances putting food on the table for her family and guests at her restaurant with a myriad of appearances in media outlets including The View, The New York Times, New York magazine, People magazine’s “Great Ideas”, and Bloomberg.

This interview is provided by: Giovanni Rana