“Rolando Beramendi has had an enormous impact on American food. The depth of his knowledge about Italian food is surpassed only by his passion, humility, sense of humor, and care for both the artisans who make the food and the people who consume it.”
"Rolando Beramendi brings the bounty of Italy to our tables with recipes that celebrate the vibrant ingredients and fresh flavors of his home country. A true talent in the kitchen, Rolando tantalizes us with everything from vegetable-friendly contorni to fruit-forward, rustic desserts. AUTENTICO is bellissimo!"
"Rolando Beramendi has an unrivaled passion for the Italian food he sells. With unbridled and infectious joy, Rolando speaks of its history, explains how to use it, even how to eat it. Cooks and diners alike in America owe Rolando a debt of gratitude."
“I’ve been sharing Italian products and culinary traditions with our Manicaretti customers for decades. Now with AUTENTICO, I'm able to share my experiences in the farms and kitchens of my extended Italian family, and offer a philosophy of eating and my favorite recipes to everyone.”
—Rolando Beramendi, Manicaretti Founder
Rolando Beramendi is the founder of the Italian fine food importer Manicaretti and a frequent winner of Specialty Food Show awards. Truly a “chef’s chef,” his products, cooking classes, and culinary expertise have been praised by luminaries such as Ina Garten, Alice Waters, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Nancy Silverton, and many more. He splits his time between New York, San Francisco, and his home in Florence.