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April 15, 2009

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mia

Hi Simona!
I definitely remember I was waiting for the recipe of your mom`s homemade tomato sauce..is this it..?The one she bottles up?
Sounds lovely! You mentioned a foodmill-do you mean the hand one with the handle that turned manually?
I do agree that the right pure tomato sauce can be a cause of great excitement..!
Believe it or not..when I was in Jordan now..the sight and taste of a Genuine old-fashioned tomato bursting with flavor and color was so appealing,that I immediatly kept some of its seeds to dry and plant as soon as I find my home! :)

Lori Lynn @ Taste With The Eyes

Love Mr. Bourdain! And he's right about shallots, I think.
You have given me the inspiration to make fresh tomato sauce Simona. I will be trying it in the next few months.
LL

Simona

Hi Mia. No, this is not what my mother bottles up. The last time I talked to my mother we discussed other things, but don't worry, I will ask her and then let you know. This page has a photo of a food mill: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_mill I hope you get to plant your seeds and get to harvest some nice tomatoes.

Hi Lori Lynn. Looking forward to reading about your tomato sauce.

Laura

Simona,
fammi sapere se sarai a San Francisco la settimana prossima.

Speriamo di incontrarci.

lenny

La pasta con ll sugo al pomodoro è il simbolo dell'italinità nel mondo, ma è anche uno dei primo sapori che i bimbi apprendono, per poi amarlo tutta la vita:-))

Simona Carini

Ciao Laura. Ci incontreremo presto di sicuro.

Hai ragione, Lenny, e' un'eredita' culturale che ci portiamo dentro per tutta la vita, dovunque essa ci porti.

bee

i will keep this recipe in my mind for when we get fresh tomatoes in our garden. thank you.

Simona Carini

I hope you get a nice harvest, Bee.

FoodJunkie

Home made tomato sauce is one of the best things in life! Good luck!

Suzie

I love the sound of your tomato sauce. I was also amused at the amazement of Tony at a place that makes everything from scratch. Silly me - that was what I thought happened in restaurant kitchens!

maria

i'm very much 'cook from scratch' chef myself - i make a lot of this tomato sauce in summer (we have a thriving garden) and it lasts me all winter!

Foodycat

I thought the Italian dishes from that section of the book were just about the most appetising things he referred to! Your sugo looks so good - we've got some plum tomatoes growing in the garden this year and I am HOPING they ripen enough for me to make jars and jars of sauce!

Susan

Fresh tomato sauce *is* extraordinary. Can't wait until I have a garden of my own again. San Marzano seeds will be my very first purchase.

Simona Carini

I agree, Jo. Thanks!

I share your amusement, Suzie.

Lucky you, Maria. Where I live, the only way to get tomatoes to ripen would be in a hothouse.

I wish you the best of luck with your garden and your harvest, Foodycat.

I hope your wish comes true, Susan: a nice garden and rows of ripe San Marzano tomatoes. Simply bissful.

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