Red Sauce How Italian Food Became American




Artusi’s Polpette

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 | 19 views

American Meatballs

Italian meatballs were very different than American meatballs, and rarely served with spaghetti and red sauce.

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Eggplant Rollatini: How To Make It

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 | 87 views

baked eggplant rollatini

Eggplant rollatini is one of the those classic Italian American red sauce dishes that persists today.

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Lobster alla Diavolo

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 | 78 views

Ada Boni’s Il talismano della felicità collected Italian recipes from across the country when it was published in 1928. However, the English translation The Talisman Italian Cookbook often changed the content.

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Caruso Sauce in 1939

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Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 | 87 views

This spaghetti and red sauce is not spaghetti -- but rather its bucatini -- and its not Caruso sauce -- because who wants to eat sauce with liver in it

Chicken liver isn’t the most popular of meats these days, but for most of the 20th century it was the key component of a popular spaghetti dish.

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French Bread Pizza

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 | 84 views

french bread pizza made with old bread

French Bread Pizza is often associated with Stouffer’s, the frozen food giant that helped popularize lasagna. French Bread Pizza followed a few years later. Stouffer’s launched the product in 1974 with an eye toward pizza ovens, then an increasingly popular home appliance.

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Inventing English Muffin Pizza

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Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 | 157 views

Pizza took off across America during the 1950s. There were numerous contributing factors to the rise in the sudden popularity, but one that profoundly shaped every day cooking was the desire for more convenient foods.

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The Mayor’s Amatriciana

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Monday, June 27th, 2022 | 119 views

Italian celebrity chef Carlo Cracco created quite a stir when he suggested a secret ingredient his version of Spaghetti alla Amatriciana. He added garlic.

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What Do Pants Have to Do With Pizza?

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Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 | 181 views

Pants and pizza come together to make calzone

You might be wondering what a pair of pants and a pizza has to do with calzone.

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Aragosta Fra Diavolo

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Tuesday, June 14th, 2022 | 111 views

Aragosta is the Italian term for lobster. Lobster fra Diavolo is an American invention. So what the heck is Aragosta Fra Diavolo?

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American Polpette

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Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 | 92 views

American Meatballs

American-style meatballs served over spaghetti was invented by immigrants arriving in the United States. Typically, Italian meatballs were served separately rather than alongside spaghetti.

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