Any fellow Italians here? Sauce question.

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  1. cygnus2112

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    Does anyone here put sugar or red wine in their sauce?
    I've been making sauce for over 20 years and I don't use either because I learned my way from my grandmother. Seems like a lot of non-italians who make sauce put sugar or wine in it to cut acidity. My sauce isn't acidic so I have no idea what they're talking about. We drink red wine with our macaroni on Sundays but we don't put it in the sauce.
    Opinions?
    Edit: Howard related because he likes sauce on side.
     
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    ...sugar yes. 2nd gen itallian american.
     
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    Noice, Voff. I'm sure you look better than this, however..

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    IDK I think if you use decent tomatoes it's not necessary, but if you use cheap ones you have to add something.
     
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    cygnus2112 In The Prep Room Gold

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    Does it make a noticeable difference?
     
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    I use tutta rosa plum tomatoes and crushed tomatoes, and red pack puree.
     
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    6 in 1 ground tomatoes. You can eat it out of the can.
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    Nothing wrong with adding wine or sugar though. I've made a meat sauce recipe with a teaspoon of instant coffee in it. Unique richness to it.
     
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    I've never seen that brand in my life. I don't think they sell that here in NY
     
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    for typical sunday gravy no
     
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    ...and you call yourself Eyetalian.
    San Marzano



    I always laugh at WannaBees!:backlol2:
     
  11. Jayla

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    Non Italian here: NO.

    I hate Italians by the way.:giggle:
     
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    cygnus2112 In The Prep Room Gold

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    Haha, I use what my grandmother used. And hers was the best sauce I ever tasted
     
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    cygnus2112 In The Prep Room Gold

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    Cool
     
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    ...i can taste a difference. i think its better with a little sugar in it. i miss those old sunday night of pasta and italian bread. when i first started watching the sopranos on dvd they drove me to make that for dinner with all the pasta and bread they were breaking on the show. there is 0.0 quality bread in seattle. in san francisco just the opposite.
    back in the day my mom used to make her own spaghetti noodles.
     
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    But I DO love YOU!
     
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    Had plenty of "grandma's best _____________" and it's USUALLY Haaarible
     
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    Yeah I think you're asking about gravy like the person above me said... No. No sugar.
     
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    I guess it's because I grew up on it.
    I'm sure your parents or grandparents make something that you favor over anyone elses
     
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    We never called it gravy. We called it sauce in our family.