Born and raised in Petaluma California in Sonoma County; Joe Costarella comes from an all Italian Neapolitan and Sicilian family. With heavy roots also in San Francisco, Joe grew going to the city for the family business and dinners. Joe also spent a lot of time in the outdoors hunting and fishing which exposed him to great variety of food by his family especially his La Nonna and Mother’s great cooking.
Joe Costarella currently manages the family wholesale seafood business, along with his Mother and Father Bob who started Costarella Seafoods in 1991. I recorded this podcast on location at their Pier 45 San Francisco facility. Costarella Seafoods serves the Bay Area from Fort Bragg to Monterey providing everything from from sustainable fresh fish, shellfish, oysters, their own smoked fish styles, caviar, and many local boats, domestic, international items. Joe’s roots started in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf where his Grandfather was a commercial fisherman on a Fellucca sailboat.
Joe provides a great guide on eating seafood, fishing stories, Alaskan King Crab, Sunday sauce, details about his favorite local restaurants, tools, and what is currently provided from Costarella Seafoods.
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