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Simply, the best Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti Sauce

I mean no disrespect to you or your mother. Or her mother. But, my mother and her sister made a sauce which is better than any you’ve had before. I realize this is a bold statement, and I am open to the possibility that I may be wrong, (I’m not) so I urge you to give this recipe a try and let me know.

The genius of this dish is that while I respect that there is a storied history, and limitless regional variety of what is ostensibly an Italian classic, this ‘aint one of them.

My mom is from Vienna, not Sicily, and so there is no pretense of Old-World classical Italian village anything. Just pork fat goodness.

You could add fresh tomatos, mushrooms, or cellery. But why? In the words of my friend Matt who has eaten at my mother’s table: “Some people make meat sauce. Mrs. Hofstätter makes meat!”.

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