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Red Sauce tells story of Italian food arriving in the United States and how your favorite red sauce recipes like veal parmigiana and penne alla vodka evolved into American staples.

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About Red Sauce America

Red Sauce America started off as a website to support Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American. It has since evolved beyond the orginal concept.


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Author Ian MacAllen is an expert on Italian American cuisine available for consultations, events, and interviews. He's discussed Italian and Italian American cuisine with The Guardian, Eater, Punch, Salon, Thrillest and more.