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Apr 19, 2013 08:50 PM

Canned tuna and cannellini beans in red sauce (where??)

I was in Cinque Terra about 10 years ago and one of the little stores there sold this incredible canned tuna that had cannellini beans and some red sauce in it. I was a college student on a severe budget and was eating a lot of this incredibly tasty tuna with bread and crackers. Since returning stateside, I've not seen hide nor hair of it anywhere. I've searched the internet - nothing. Does anyone anywhere know this phantom tuna and where I can find it, either online or someplace in the US?

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  1. I believe that item is on supermarket shelves all over Italy. But strange as it may seem, this is not the place to ask your question. I'd try General Chowhounding.

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    1. re: mbfant

      do you know what its called, Maureen?

      1. re: mbfant

        Oh, okay - sorry. I'm new here, just signed up last night.

        Since you know the item can you tell me a name or two of the product manufacturer? I've been searching for years, would really like to locate it.

        also I'm still confused. The Italy page has a lot of posts from English speaking visitors about Italian food. Wouldn't they most likely come in contact with what I'm looking for than anyone else?

      2. Wouldn't it be easier to just make it at home. I found plenty of recipes for it on Google?

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        1. re: grampart

          no its not. The tuna in the US has a tin-ny taste, very distinctive, that was not present in the Italian canned. And something about the long marinade in the can made a fluid mouthfeel rather than three separate food mixed together.

          1. re: MyLovelyGourmet

            There are also a lot of sources for imported Italian tuna if you're willing to pay the price. Try iGourmet for example or even Amazon. Who knows, homemade might just be better.

            1. re: grampart

              I'm looking for someone who can tell me the name of a brand so I can order it. I've searched exhaustively for it online. And I'm not interested in trying to recreate it at home again.