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    Price increases for shipping service providers (DHL/UPS) and shipping boxes from now on per kilogram
    Dear customers,
    Unfortunately, the current situation on the market for oil, gas and other raw materials is not leaving us unscathed either.
    We and the shipping service providers have had to live with very strong fluctuations in the last few weeks and months. These have now leveled off and we have now been given new conditions for the transport of parcels. The price increases of boxes and materials for packaging have also risen sharply.

    BEST SOLUTION -> Calculate shipping costs by kilogram

    For this reason we have reprogrammed our webshop. The shipping costs are now calculated dynamically based on the item weight, the shipping materials and the type of shipment.
    For future orders, the shipping cost of your order is based on the actual weight of your package.
  • San Marzano tomatoes - More expensive to produce
    The price of gas and the canned tomatoes
    In Campania, as in the Parma region, an incredible number of tomatoes are canned in summer. However, this transformation process can look very different.
    San Marzano Tomaten - Herstellung teurer / Der Gaspreis und die Dosentomaten

    The Bagno Maria is one of the least efficient processes in terms of energy, but it is indispensable for canning the particularly aromatic San Marzano tomato, which is particularly sensitive in terms of its cell structure.

    This variety does not tolerate pressure or high temperatures if there are still whole, peeled tomatoes in the can after the canning process. In the case of our tomatoes, the cans are simmered in an approx. 35 meter long water bath at exactly 100°C for exactly 60 minutes without any further mechanical stress, after the raw fruits have been washed, sorted and peeled with the help of steam and soft brushes.

    The energy input is immense, and in all production facilities known to us that still work with the Bagno Maria, gas is (still) the primary energy source. The processing period is from July 20th to the last week of September.
    This season, the cost of primary energy has increased by around 600% compared to previous years. It is therefore unavoidable that we immediately adjust the prices for our top seller in the different cans.
    That`s a tough step, even if we don`t even fully pass on the actual price increase in purchasing.

    But we are sure that the love for the incomparable quality of our Il Pomodoro piu buono tomatoes will survive this crisis!

    We provide you with an overview of the price adjustment in the following link.

    Here you come to the category San Marzano tomatoes.

    San Marzano Tomaten - Herstellung teurer / Der Gaspreis und die Dosentomaten
  • The woman at the grill - bean soup for 365 days a year
    By Anja Würfl, Editor-in-Chief of The Woman at the Grill
    BBQ and food magazine "The woman at the grill"

    Normally there is always a distinction with soups: is it a light summer soup? or does it rather come along with karacho, i.e. very substantial. Our soup with white beans, which is the subject of this article, cannot be assigned so clearly to either of the two categories. And that despite the fact that it has a lot to offer in terms of insoles.

    The fast soup number

    That said beforehand about this recipe. It`s going really well. It is therefore a dish that can also be used quickly in the kitchen at the end of the day. A point in time when many understandably lost interest in three-hour cooking events. Why is it going so fast? We use pre-cooked white beans from the jar.

    Further ingredients

    In addition to smoked bacon (just leave the vegetarians aside), there are also soup vegetables, onions and peppers. You can already tell: apart from the bacon, this is a very light version of a bean soup. Which ultimately also contributes to the fact that this soup is not too ?heavy? in the summer. appears, but in winter it brings with it a warming and healthy component.
    The preparation is perfect for beginners

    Because: It`s a little bit silly at first. And then the ingredients gradually move into the pot. Then you leave the bean soup to itself. It couldn`t be easier. Until the soup is ready to be served, you can read your newspaper, hop in the shower or meditate a little.

    Garnish and enhance the bean soup

    A dollop of sour cream dip in the middle of the plate is particularly nice after the soup has been served on the plate. As well: finely chopped fresh parsley sprinkled on top.

    Here is the video for the bean soup:

    Die Frau am Grill

    Servings: 4
    Preparation time: 20 minutes
    Preparation time: 45 minutes

    450 g white cannellini beans from the jar
    1 bunch of soup vegetables
    300 g smoked pork belly
    10 juniper berries
    2 onions
    2 bay leaves
    1 red peppers
    1 green pepper
    1 tsp Tabasco
    3 cloves of garlic
    2 tablespoons clarified butter (alternatively sunflower oil or rapeseed oil)
    1 liter vegetable broth
    2 tbsp tomato paste
    1 bunch of fresh parsley
    150 grams of sour cream
    salt (for seasoning)
    pepper (for seasoning)


    1. First cut the smoked bacon into small cubes, peel and finely chop the onions and garlic, cut the soup greens into small pieces and dice the peppers.
    2. Then leave out the bacon in the hot clarified butter and fry it.
    3. Then add the onions and garlic and sauté briefly, followed by the tomato paste. Stir in this and let it roast a little.
    4. Now stir in the soup greens, the peppers, the bay leaves, the juniper berries and the Tabasco sauce and pour in the broth.
    5. Finally, stir in the pre-cooked beans, put the lid on and simmer over low heat for about 20 to 30 minutes.
    6. Before serving, season with salt and pepper and garnish with sour cream and fresh parsley.

    *Anja Würfl provided us with the bean soup recipe above. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of BBQ and Food ? Magazine ?The woman at the grill? as well as the YouTube channel of the same name. There are more recipes there
  • GREEN PLANET Energy supplies GOURMET VERSAND with green electricity
    Our contribution to environmental protection generated from 100% renewable sources
    As an online trading company, it is important to us to keep minimizing the impact on the environment. That`s why we decided to only get 100% green electricity from GREEN PLANET ENERGY.

    From now on, we have a good conscience when purchasing our commercial electricity for our computers, lighting, cooling systems and even our heating.
    Lignite or nuclear power is absolutely not necessary to run an online business successfully. The additional costs of not even 2 cents per kWh are absolutely bearable.
    We have had air heat pump systems for heating since 2010, which are much more effective and cheaper than oil or gas. And the electricity required for this is now also ecologically generated in the house.

    For our customers, our employees and our environment!

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