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Posted on 08 April 2010 by

Basic Tomato Sauce: An Introduction

tomato-sauce2By David Harbilas

Tomato sauce is a study, not only in the tomato but in the use of the sauce itself.

Nearly all are made with some kind of canned tomato, and all are a suitable sauce for pasta.

Not all are good, and many are mediocre or even bad. So what makes a good tomato sauce?

First and foremost, use the best quality canned tomatoes you can find. Generally, most Italian plum tomatoes are of excellent quality, generally due to a combination of the Italian climate, soil, and care taken into their cultivation. Another detail that many home cooks overlook is the use of whole, peeled canned tomatoes rather than crushed or pureed tomatoes.

There are many reasons to use whole tomatoes. First, Read the rest of this entry »


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