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26 Re: What's your "secret" ingredient? on Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:40 am

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I don't think all Italians do. I don't know anyone else who does. I think it depends on the region, you are from. for instance a northern sauce near Switzerland & Austria is quite different than a sauce from southern Italy. In the north they eat a lot more meat & dairy because of the terrain there and they have a lot of livestock. I think the countries in the region influence the food also. When I lived in Reno I went to a Swiss restaurant in the foothills going up to Lake Tahoe. I was so surprised that most of the food was in a tomato sauce. I don't know what I was expecting as I really didn't know what Swiss cuisine was.

My grandmother was Scilian and she's the one that used cinnamon. I don't know if her family did or if she avoided putting sugar in her sauce because my grandfather was diabetic.

Some make their sauce SO sweet. At least to my liking. I worked with a fellow who is 100% Italian. He brought in a big pan of pasta one time for a Christmas potluck. Oh my gosh it was so sweet, even sweeter that the jarred sauces in the supermarket. They used honey instead of sugar. I could really taste the honey in it so they must have used an awful lot.

I'm making pasta tonight for dinner too...but from my stash in the freezer. ex[giggle]


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27 Re: What's your "secret" ingredient? on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:18 am

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I was watching a cooking show where they take a young woman who doesn't think she can cook but her mother can and have the mother make up some of the girl's favorite recipes. I saw one the other day where the mother was making meatballs and spagetti sauce. She put cinnamon in the sauce. They were Italian and lived somewhere in New York.


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28 Re: What's your "secret" ingredient? on Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:42 pm

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In some recipes, curry powder is my secret(ish) ingredient.

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