La Tomatina: The Spanish Tomato Throwing Festival.

La Tomatina is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Buñol, a town located 30 km inland from the Mediterranean Sea in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in this tomato fight purely for fun. It is held on the last Wednesday of August, during the week of festivities of Buñol.

I think we could all use a festival like this.
Just imagine, Tomatoes…EVERYWHERE!

Read all about it HERE and HERE.

Clemenza’s Spaghetti Sauce.

Remember that bit in “The Godfather” where Clemenza’s cooking spaghetti sauce and he says to Michael Corleone:

“Come over here kid, learn something”.
“You never know, you might have to cook for 20 guys someday”.

Remember that?
Well, I dunno about 20 guys but this recipie will serve 8 to 10 people.
Here is…

“Clemenza’s Spaghetti Sauce”.


* 2 Table spoons of olive oil
* 2-4 cloves garlic, chopped
* 2 Large cans of chopped tomatoes.
* Tomato paste.
* 3-4 Italian sausages (Grilled & sliced).
* 1 lb Of cooked meatballs.
* 1/4 Cup of sugar.
* Red wine.


* Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pot.
* Add the garlic and cook for a few minutes (Don’t let the garlic burn).
* Add the tomatoes and tomato paste.
* Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring continuously so that a relatively smooth consistence is reached.
* Add the sausages and meatballs and stir until the meat is coated.
* Add a splash of red wine, then the sugar according to taste.
* Reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer for a minimum of 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
* Serve by ladling over cooked pasta


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