For generations, the Mediterranean seaport of Gaeta, Italy, was home to the Patalano and Salibello families. Cosmo’s parents came to the U.S. when they were young, establishing roots in the vibrant Italian community of Brooklyn, New York. Cosmo Celebration Sauces pays tribute to his homeland and its rich culinary heritage.
Growing up, Cosmo and his brother and sister would watch his mother cook her special (secret) sauces. When he went away to college he began cooking in earnest, “a matter of survival.” Since 2012, Cosmo’s been developing and marketing his marinara sauce, formerly known as Dr. Salibello’s, in Portland, Oregon.