If you have ever been to Rome’s famous Campo dei Fiori market you will recognize this spice vendor. Mauro Berardi is a third generation vendor in the market.
His son Marco already has his own bancarella (booth) selling porchetta and meats as well as some condiments and sauces.
If you want some of Mauro’s spice mixes, here’s a list of most of them.
Mauro’s Pasta Mix (his most popular – similar to Campo dei Fiori, but no salt)
Campo dei Fiori, Bruschetta, Pesto, Carbonara, Ciociara, Matricina, Arrabbiata,
Puttanesca, Carne Mix or Pesce Mix, Boscaiola, Bolognese, Pizza Erotica, Pizzaiola
Pizza Napoli, Carciofi, Filetto, Aglio e Olio and Soffritto
If you have any questions about how to use any of these or want the exact ingredients in one of them, just email me and I’ll be happy to let you know. All are the same high quality Mauro always has. In addition to the mixes, I usually also bring back some spices like cinnamon, cardamom and turmeric and sometimes cumin.
Over the years I have found all Mauro’s mixes so much better than any others I’ve tried, while it is impressive the amount of spices he sells, all are still mixed by hand. All the spices are the highest quality available and much of them are freeze dried, which allows the potency to remain the same for at least one year or more if kept well. I have never had a complaint about his mixes, although admittedly, much of what I sell is to people who have already tried them after buying them from him in the market in Rome. Since he will not sell outside Italy, it is quite happy that I can help his clients while they cannot visit him in Rome.
I am returning to Italy in late October for three weeks. And, while I will be on the hunt for olio nuovo and the first harvests of olive oil, I will definitely be stopping at the market in Campo dei Fiori before returning home.
If you want any additional information or want me to bring you anything from Italy,or just have any have a question please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.