In the 1800’s, many Sicilians migrated to New Orleans to sell their world-famous lemons – which were perfectly ripe upon arrival. One such Italian-American family, the Fresinas, brought their traditional Italian pasta-making methods to South Louisiana in 1926 and founded the company now called Dagostino Pasta Company, which the Fresinas operated for three generations.
It was purchased by L. H. Hayward, which has packaged the Hayward family’s famous Camellia brand beans for four generations. L. H. Hayward now carries the torch for both of these important families in Louisiana’s culinary history.
This holiday season, give the gift of authentic Louisiana cuisine.
– Vince Hayward, fourth generation of L. H. Hayward