You can now taste and experience an original classic "old world" family recipes that can be traced back many centuries ago to Rotendella, a village located in the Matera Province of Southern Italy.
"Peppers in Oil" were introduced to the United States sometime in the late 19th century; a product of the cultural and culinary influences characteristic of the European immigrants arriving and settling in this country during that time period.
The Brier Hill, (Little Italy), community of Youngstown, Ohio is where the strongest impact prevailed with respect to the art of growing, making and enjoying the savory taste and flavor of "Peppers in Oil". This is also where our family recipe story begins.
A favorite of the European immigrants, RJ's Pepper Pantry has perfected this traditional family recipe into a trendy, gourmet style grocery and restaurant offering. Peppers in Oil are an extremely versatile product that can be enjoyed in so many ways:
Use as a condiment, appetizer, or just add to many of your favorite recipes!