After working in the corporate world for more than 30 years, Debbie Pruneri McKeown needed an adventure, and she found it in a business venture that came from both her heart and her dad. "My father, Battista Pruneri, worked literally seven days a week, and he was renowned for the sausages he made. My mother was a fantastic cook," remembers Debbie, "and when she took a job it became my responsibility to make dinners. In later years, as a mother of five, I realized that doing your own cooking isn't just economical, but it keeps the spirit of the big family meal alive. We spend hours at our table - eating and drinking and visiting - it's part of the social nature of being a family."
And with Migliore Gourmet Foods, a specialty grocery in Riverside, CA, you've got everything you need to create an Italian feast to remember - exquisite ultra-premium olive oils from all over the world, barrel-aged balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy, her father's special seasoning/rubs blended in California, plus jalapeño fig and jalapeño pomegranate jams, also California-grown and made in small batches.
"When you eat a great Italian meal,it's a marathon!" Debbie states. While Debbie and Migliore Gourmet Foods may have all of the charm and flavor of the old country, her approach to business is strictly of this country. "While I always want to be competitive, it's more important to me to keep this a home-grown business offering only the highest quality products available!"
"I've tirelessly searched for the best in quality in products, ingredients, and whenever possible, American-made items, i.e., all of my seasoning tin packaging is manufactured right here in the USA."