Red Sauce How Italian Food Became American




Macaroni with Tomato Sauce, 1912

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Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 | 1 views

Antonia Isola published an early English-language Italian cook book in the United States, Simple Italian Cooking, providing a documented source of Italian-influenced red sauce in America. Ingredients Ham fat Onion Celery Parsley 2 tablespoons tomato paste or 7 or 8 tomatoes from a can Hot water Parmigiano-Reggiano Instructions Cook onion, celery and parsley in fat. […]

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Salsa di Pomodoro

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 | 2 views

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Literary critic Pellegrino Artusi compiled the first collection of recipes from a united Italian nation, La scienza in cucina e l’arte di mangier bene (Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well (Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library).

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Vermicelli con lo Pommodoro

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 | 8 views

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Ippolito Cavalcanti published this recipe in 1837 in his two-book collection Cucina Teorico-Practica. It represents the first documented recipe of spaghetti and tomato sauce.

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Vodka Sauce with Sour Cream

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2021 | 8 views

This variation of penne with vodka sauce substitutes sour cream for the heavy cream in the original. The sour cream adds a tangy flavor to the sauce, another layer of complexity.

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An Early Pollo al Diavolo Inspires the More Famous Lobster Dish

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Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 | 8 views

Pollo al diavolo was a precursor to the lobster fra diavolo that became so famous in Italian American restaurants

Gentile’s The Italian Cook Book of 1919 was an early Italian cuisine recipe collection available in English.

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Spaghetti Syracuse Style

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 | 28 views

Ada Boni collected regional recipes from around Italy in an early 20th century recipe collection that continues to be updated today, and remains a popular gift for weddings.

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Rudy Valentino’s Savory Meat Balls

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Thursday, December 9th, 2021 | 24 views

meatballs are an all American dish

Meatballs and spaghetti are an American invention, and one of the earliest documented versions of spaghetti and meatballs might have been an accident.

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Eggplants in the Oven: A Preview of the Parms to Come

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 | 20 views

Eggplant parm

The early English language recipe collection, The Italian Cookbook, by Maria Gentile, includes a recipe for a baked eggplant dish closely resembling eggplant parmigiana.

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James Beard’s French-Style Lobster Fra Diavolo

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Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 | 16 views

Lobster Fra Diavolo is a true American invention. That didn’t stop James Beard from trying to assign as having French origins.

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Now In English, A Short History of Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 | 6 views

Available in English for the first time today, A Short History of Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce tells the story of tomato sauce and spaghetti. Montanari is looking at the history of tomato sauce from the perspective of Italians in their native Italy.

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