February 2011 Newsletter

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Formato Brothers February Newsletter 2011

Be an angel this month and invent a new recipe for your special someone for Valentine’s Day.  Add our Formato Brothers products to an already existing recipe or try one of the many we’ve posted on our Blog page.   Click on Recipes from our Home Page for suggestions, such as the following.

We recently served meatless meatballs made with our Formato Brothers Eggplant Salad.  Easy to prepare and delicious to enjoy.

One of our repeat customers, Sally from St. Charles, IL, shared this recipe for a slow cooker, so I’m hoping you’ll try it and enjoy it as much as she has.

Place a 3 – 4 lb sirloin tip roast in a slow cooker.  Add 1 jar of Formato Brothers Hot Giardiniera and also 1 jar of Formato Brothers Mild Giardiniera.  Cook on Low 8 – 12 hours for one of the best tasting roasts you’ll ever have.  By the way, if you submit a recipe using one of our products we will send you a complimentary jar of a Formato Brothers product with your next order.

Or for an easy-to-prepare dinner for two, purchase one of our Shipping Included Specials. You provide the white tablecloth and wine, candles and Italian music, then simply prepare the items you ordered in our Italian Dinner #1 or Italian Dinner # 2; details are available online.

Continuing this month is the following promotion: 

Spend $ 50.00 to $ 74.99 to receive a complimentary jar of one of our Formato Brothers products.

Spend $ 75.00 to $ 99.99 to receive 2 complimentary jars.

Spend $ 100.00 or more to receive 3 complimentary jars.

This is a great way to try something new or to just get more of what you already enjoy.  You may choose from the following items:  Hot or Mild Giardiniera, Hot or Mild Pepper Spread, Eggplant Salad, Hot Eggplant Salad (new product), Muffuletta Olive Salad or Hot Muffuletta Olive Salad (new product).  This offer ends February 28, 2011.

Just a reminder: 

We have over 500 items online and over 1,000 in our Chicago warehouse, so we know we can offer flavorful quality products, usually imported from Italy, for you and your sweety.    Several of our products are hand packed and are available in 5 gallon pails for your restaurant or catering needs.  And, if you are feeling especially creative we can offer private labeling for many items as well.

May this month of February find you enjoying the best life has to offer, as long as it’s filled with love & food that’s cooked lovingly!

Ciao e grazie!

Judy Formato, President, Formato Brothers

And here’s a note from Carl:

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”  – George Bernard Shaw

“A man taking basil from a woman will love her always.”  – Sir Thomas Moore

“There are many miracles in the world to be celebrated and, for me, garlic is the most deserving.”  – Leo Buscaglia

“My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four.
Unless there are three other people.”    – Orson Welles

“Red meat is not bad for you.  Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!”  -Tommy Smothers

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For more food- related quotes go to our Formato Brothers Blog page and click on Memorable Thoughts.