Jarring Tomato Sauce: An Italian Family Tradition

Sep 21, 2020 263

BY: Daniela Savone

It's that sacred time of the year again –when large Italian families gather outside their driveways, garages, or back patios at 6 am in their oldest clothes and old stained aprons (that they’re not afraid to ruin), pulling out their huge steel pots, giant plastic tubs and plastic crates full of mason jars, old bedsheets, and large wooden spoons. It's time to jar tomato sauce! Or as my nonna would say, "fare le giare!"

Growing up Italian, I've been blessed with many traditions, but jarring tomato sauce has always been closest to my heart. I feel fortunate that I am still able to share this joyous ritual with my parents – and now, I get to watch my niece and nephews join in on the fun. This late-summer ritual truly captures the essence of the season, family, and generations of Italian traditions – all in a jar!

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SOURCE: https://www.lacucinaitaliana.com

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