Tony Tantillo

TonyTantilloTony Tantillo joined CBS 2 in 2000 as a food expert and contributes to “CBS 2’s News at Noon,” “CBS 2’s News at 5PM” and “CBS 2 News Sunday.” 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 KPIX-TV, the Viacom-owned station in San Francisco, where he still contributes reports. He can also be seen weekly on 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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Tony Tantillo’s Dining Deal: The Harlem Tavern

Comfort food, perfect for this grey day or anytime, is on the menu for this week’s Dining Deal. CBS 2’s Tony Tantillo checks out The Harlem Tavern.


Tony’s Table: Vegetable Farro

Vegetarians rejoice! CBS 2’s Tony Tantillo shows you how to make a delicious vegetable farro.


Tony’s Table: Pasta With Pesto

Pasta with Pesto: Ingredients: 1/2 c. Olive Oil ½ lb. Large Pasta Shells 2 Italian Sausage Links 8 oz. Basil (leaves only) 10 Cloves Toasted Garlic Pesto Preparation: In a blender, mix basil, ¼ cup olive oil and garlic. Blend 2 to 3 minutes and set aside. Meal Preparation: Cook sausage in pan until brown. […]


Tony’s Table: Corn Salsa

Who needs salsa in a jar? CBS 2’s Tony Tantillo shows you how to make your own!


Tony’s Table: Pepper & Rice Shrimp

CBS 2’s Tony Tantillo shows you how to make oh-so-tasty pepper and rice shrimp.


Tony’s Table: Black Rice, Calamari, Idiazábal Cheese, Sobrasada, Snow Peas, Red Tobiko

CBS 2’s Tony Aiello shows us how to make Graffit’s Black Rice, Calamari, Idiazábal Cheese, Sobrasada, Snow Peas, Red Tobiko


Tony’s Table: Pizza Roma Lasagna

CBS 2’s Tony Tantillo cooks up this hearty Italian favorite. Pizza Roma Lasagna recipe Ingredients: For the sauce: 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 carrot, diced 1 onion 1 celery stalk, diced 14 oz ground beef 5 cloves 1 glass white wine Approximately 53 oz. crushed tomatoes Grated Mozzarella cheese Grated Parmigiano cheese Salt to […]


Tony’s Table: Nicki’s Pasta

CBS 2’s Tony Tantillo and Kristine Johnson make some Nicki’s Pasta in the studio.


Tony’s Table: Portobello, Zucchini & Chicken

Summer is a great time for cooking with fresh vegetables. CBS 2’s Tony Tantillo cooks up a delicious chicken dish with hearty mushrooms and zucchini.


Tony’s Table: Butter Poached Lobster, Asparagus, Fava Beans, And Tarragon

This recipe is courtesy of Michael Lomonaco, Porter House New York.


Tony’s Table: Chicken With Broccolini

CBS 2’s Tony Tantillo cooks up some Chicken with Broccolini in studio.


Tony’s Table: The Tangled Vine’s Shrimp And Basil Ravioli

If you’re looking for a great meal using seasonal ingredients, fresh pasta and a simple recipe to cook it all up, CBS 2’s Tony Tanillo has the dish for you: shrimp and basil ravioli courtesy of The Tangled Vine on the Upper West Side.


Tony’s Table: Three-Bean Salad

Well if you can’t stand the heat in the kitchen — no worries. CBS 2’s Tony Tantillo has a meal that requires no cooking!


Tony’s Table: Risotto With Basil

CBS 2′s Tony Tantillo and Cesara Casella of Italian Cooking School By Cesara Casella, show you how to prepare a Risotto with basil dish.


Tony’s Table: Local Spring Salad

When the weather gets hot, a nice salad can provide the perfect meal. CBS 2’s Tony Tantillo answers with this simple and delicious recipe for a local spring salad.




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