Another person who thinks her husband’s cooking a fantastic Italian tomato sauce, I guess just because he’s using tomatoes! Or because he’s using it on pasta… Who knows?
I discovered, making my researches, that Italian nowadays doesn’t mean Italian for everybody. It means wacky things, it’s a mix of stranges flavours. You don’t know how to call something with tomato or garlic or pasta (the list could be much longer but I stop here)? You call it Italian. It doesn’t matter if it has nothing to do with Italy.
This lady is building a monument to this recipe that she considers authentic! But she doesn’t imagine that it’s a mix that no Italian would prepare!
Now, I avoid criticizing the fact that she speaks about the difference among this Italian sauce, marinara sauce and pizza sauce. I just say that there is nothing Italian in all of them! If I explained it now, the post would become as long as The Lord of Rings.
Call it “my husband’s sauce”, not Italian sauce.
I share the link with you, as usual: https://www.afamilyfeast.com/italian-tomato-sauce/
As usual, an excess of garlic and onion. If there isn’t at least 1 ton of garlic it can’t be Italian….no way! Mint, basil and oregano all together, something an Italian would never think about! Butter isn’t this common in tomato sauce as well! Tomato sauce is just with olive oil! If you put too much of everything, it’s considered Italian. Italian food is simple. It’s not loaded of garlic and herbs as this husband tries to teach us!
Is it a sauce for pasta? It doesn’t mean you can put everything you want in it and say it’s Italian. I wouldn’t be surprised of finding pasta with marshmellow sauce, with somebody saying it’s the most typical Italian dish.
I have a doubt. Maybe Italian is the name of her husband: in this case the name of the sauce can be accepted, even if it can confuse people who are looking for an Italian tomato sauce, meaning Italian from Italy.
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