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Can you tell the difference between spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce?

It seems many of you cannot. Spaghetti sauce is anything one might put on spaghetti and includes pesto and hundreds of others. Tomato sauce is more specific and involves...duh tomatoes. You sound like suburban idiots when you say spaghetti sauce.

by Anonymousreply 2209/08/2013

Oh, for god's sake. I don't use the term, but I understand that when people say "spaghetti sauce," they're referring to a tomato-based sauce, because, for better or worse, that's overwhelmingly the "default" pasta sauce in this country.

Is that so hard?

Is contempt for this really worth its own thread?

by Anonymousreply 205/26/2010


Yes, I would say the contempt is worth a thread.

by Anonymousreply 305/26/2010

just call it gravy and be done with it.

by Anonymousreply 405/26/2010

You mean graxy, R4.

by Anonymousreply 505/26/2010


by Anonymousreply 609/08/2013

R2, I think those who post to express contempt are right up there with those who post their indignation over their treatment at the hands of shop clerks.

by Anonymousreply 709/08/2013

OMG, I chose the Prego. And I have always used Ragu!

I wonder what other bad choices I have made in my life?

by Anonymousreply 809/08/2013

Marinara sauce, stupid.

by Anonymousreply 909/08/2013

spaghetti sauce = tomato-based

pasta sauce = all the others

tomato sauce = an ingredient

by Anonymousreply 1009/08/2013

Eye-talians in New Orleans call any red sauce "red gravy."

by Anonymousreply 1109/08/2013

OP, I accidentally put spaghetti sauce on my rigatoni. Does this mean I'm a troublemaker?

by Anonymousreply 1209/08/2013

R10 wins.

by Anonymousreply 1309/08/2013

Look, here's The Red Gravy Cafe in New Orleans in the CBD.

by Anonymousreply 1409/08/2013

Try "Porca miseria!!!" That works in a lot of "Oy vey!" situations.

by Anonymousreply 1509/08/2013

I suppose it can technically correct, but I cannot STAND when people, including on TV, call such a sauce, "gravy." Sorry, I'm narrow-minded, but I think of "gravy" as: beef, chicken, etc.

by Anonymousreply 1609/08/2013

This is Datalounge, and no one has mentioned puttanesca sauce?

by Anonymousreply 1709/08/2013

I make a mean white clam sauce.

by Anonymousreply 1809/08/2013

It's "pasta sauce", OP. You don't just put it on spaghetti.

by Anonymousreply 1909/08/2013

R16 - gravy is a sauce.

by Anonymousreply 2009/08/2013

Saucy Puttanesca! Yum! And only a few lira if you don't mind a recycled container.

by Anonymousreply 2109/08/2013

OP is being overly pedantic.

by Anonymousreply 2209/08/2013
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