Red Sauce America - Food, Culture, and Italian American Experience


Looking at history, traditions, and experiences, Italian American culture continually evolves.

Lasagna for Thanksgiving? It’s more likely than you think.


Sunday, November 19th, 2023 | 1,431 views

Lasagna, for Thanksgiving? You bet. A lasagna side by side with a freshly roasted turkey

Turkey is an iconic food of the Thanksgiving table. There are many ways of preparing turkey–roasted, fried, or stuffed with a duck and chicken come to mind–but for most people, their Thanksgiving meal becomes their own through the side dishes they serve.

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Q&A With Agata De Santis: New Short Film Looks at E Rossi & Company


Monday, October 30th, 2023 | 1,818 views

E Rossi and company is the oldest souvenir shop in Little Italy

E Rossi Company is a souvenir shop in Little Italy, Manhattan, the oldest in the neighborhood

E. Rossi & Company is the oldest souvenir shop in Manhattan’s Little Italy. Over the last century its had three locations and faces an uncertain future. Filmmaker Agata De Santis has a new film celebrating the shop and the owner, Ernest Rossi. I spoke to her about the project screening this week at the Big Apple Film Festival.

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Poll Shows Difference Between Italian and Italian-American


Thursday, February 10th, 2022 | 2,436 views

Italian Flag vs American Flag: Italian Food Are You Eating It Wrong?

The website YouGov released polling information from Italy and 16 other countries asking locals how acceptable or unacceptable various practices are surrounding Italian food consumption. Perhaps not surprisingly, the poll revealed many differences between Italian food traditions and those that are Italian-American.

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