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Simple Tomato Sauce

Tweet My grandmother made two kinds of tomato sauce. Sunday’s sauce, which was used for spaghetti and meatballs (we ate this every Sunday for years) and a simple sauce for dishes such as, macaroni and peas, pasta alla Norma and melanzane alla Parmgiana. Sunday’s sauce was always made in the same enormous pot that simmered on the […]

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Homemade Ricotta

Tweet I love making fresh ricotta! In Italian, ricotta means “recooked” and is not actually cheese. Ricotta is a by-product of making mozzarella. When mozzarella is made the left over whey is cooked again, transforming into ricotta … genius (Italians waste little). Technically, since we are only cooking this once, I suppose this isn’t even ricotta. […]

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