Contadina X Nigella Lawson


I personally can’t wait for October when Contadina products are finally out in the Philippine market. I first started using Contadina through the loot basket I got from the media event with Nigella Lawson.

At first I was kind of skeptical about the product but the more I use the product, the more I fell in love with it. The tomato sauce has complex balance of sweet acidity and fruitiness to it, and the dried pastas are simple divine. Perfectly al dente, even when baked for quite a long time. Truly a product I personally would use and recommend to everyone else.

If Contadina is Italian for “women of the fields”, who is very particular and discriminating about the quality of ingredients she uses for the home-cooked meals she lovingly prepares, then renowned food writer and television personality Nigella Lawson reflects that very ideal through her food philosophy.


Del Monte Philippines brings in Contadina, a brand of authentic ingredients that feed every foodie’s passion of re-creating flavors from their travel and food adventure.

The Contadina line now consists of an array of Mediterranean cuisine essentials – olive oils, canned tomatoes, pasta, and pasta sauces, all made of the finest quality sourced from the world’s best-producing regions to deliver truly, authentic flavors.


The quality that Contadina brings lies in its ingredients’ origin. Olive oils made from Hojiblanca olives, canned tomatoes made with sweet, luscious Roma Tomatoes, pasta made from 100% Canadian Durum Wheat Semolina and pasta sauces using authentic Grana Padano cheese.


During the event, we were tasked to cook using Contadina products. I chose to be with Chef JP Anglo’s group. I have a huge feeling we would win when with his Spicy Squid Pasta using Contadina’s Arrabiata Sauce and Diced Tomatoes, and Contadina’s 100% Wheat Durum Semolina Spaghetti.


Here’s chef JP plating his Contadina dish… and as I’ve guessed… our team won!!! :))


It was truly a wonderful time we all had, and especially the chance we got to meet Nigella Lawson. In her own words, with her partnership with Contadina brand “For my cooking, I have no secret ingredients. I make sure I use he ingredients that are best for me.” That’s why I’m proud to be partnering with Contadina.


Disclaimer: It was a bloggers invite launch. Everything written here is entirely based on my own opinion, my own biases, and my own insights.

Stay hungry,


Nathaniel Uy


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