I have been lucky enough to get to know many of my mom's students from around the world through her work as an English as a Second Language teacher. I am particularly close to Bernice, who grew up in a small village outside of Rome. She has taught me all I know about authentic Italian dishes using her family's old recipes! I can't wait to share more of them. Here is Bernice's red sauce- I enjoyed it over brown rice pasta for my Sunday dinner. I put the remaining sauce in mason jars and placed them in the fridge (they'll remain good for the next week and a half or so). Pasta all day, erryday. Mangia!
2 cans tomato puree
1 can tomato paste
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
Pinch of sugar
A few leaves of parsley
Add tomato puree and tomato paste into a large pot and place on medium-low heat.
Brown garlic in olive oil on a saucepan over medium heat. Then stir into tomato mixture.
Add salt, pepper, sugar, and parsley.
Cook, continuing to stir, until full heated, approximately ten minutes.