Tony Tantillo


Tony Tantillo is a food expert. His “Fresh Grocer” segments have been featured on news broadcasts in major metro markets since 1993.

Tantillo’s segments are highly entertaining and informative. He gives tips about storage and preparation, plus valuable nutritional information. He teaches consumers how to recognize produce that might be too costly, of poor quality, or not yet at the peak of freshness. As a consumer advocate, he emphasizes “selection first” – encouraging all of us to think of quality, value and nutritional benefits when selecting our favorite produce. Tantillo discusses how to ensure that after selecting your produce of choice, the vitamins and minerals remain at their peak the whole time they are in your home, from purchase to the final preparation. Helping to maintain a healthy America is incredibly important to Tantillo. He takes the time to help educate children all over the country about how vital it is to eat healthy.

Tantillo began his broadcasting career at CBS 5. He can also be seen weekly on WCBS-TV New York, KCBS-TV Los Angeles, KYW-TV Philadelphia, WBBM-TV Chicago and KDKA-TV Pittsburgh, and heard over 100 radio stations nationwide.

Born in Sicily, Tantillo moved to San Francisco at the age of five and grew up working with his father in the southern San Francisco produce markets and later in his family’s successful produce business. He currently resides in N.Y. with his wife and their three children.

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fettucine bolognese

Tony Tantillo Recipe: Classic Fettuccine Bolognese

Serves Four ¼ cup chopped celery ¼ cup chopped carrots ¼ cup chopped onions 1 Tsp salt 1 Tsp fresh ground pepper 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 lb. beef top round USDA Top Grade 1 cup Italian Red Wine (Chianti is a great choice) 1 cup crushed peeled tomatoes 1 Tbsp Tomato paste […]