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Old 07-31-2016, 01:25 PM   #11
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It is mostly an East Coast term. What makes it a gravy according to Julia Child's definition, if there is meat in it, it is a gravy, if not, then it is a sauce.
All righty then. Here's the answer: "Some*Italian Americans*on the*East Coast*and around the*Chicago area*refer to tomato sauce as "gravy", "tomato gravy", or "Sunday gravy", especially sauces with a large quantity of meat simmered in them, similar to the ItalianNeapolitan ragł. The term "Sunday gravy" derives from the Italian tradition of having a large, family dinner on Sunday afternoons. "Gravy" is an erroneous English translation from the Italian*sugo*which means juice, but can also mean sauce (as in*sugo per pastasciutta).[7]

The expression for "gravy" in Italian issugo d'arrosto, which is literally "juice of a roast" and is not specifically tomato sauce.[8]*Sicilian Americans*in communities like*Buffalo*and*Rochester,New York*use the terms "sarsa" and "succu" interchangeably for tomato sauces of all types used with pasta, and "gravy" only in reference to brown meat gravies."

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Thanks, Craig! Iuse the 28 oz cans.and yes that was my fault, I usually use a complete bulb in my gravy. As far as the seasoning goes, I season several times throughout the cooking process. They really cook down. The best advice I can give is taste frequently and adjust what's needed.
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Thanks, Craig! Iuse the 28 oz cans.and yes that was my fault, I usually use a complete bulb in my gravy. As far as the seasoning goes, I season several times throughout the cooking process. They really cook down. The best advice I can give is taste frequently and adjust what's needed.
Thanks for the pepperoni tip! I used the boat motor to chop it up so you can't find any pieces and it adds a great backround flavor to the gravy. I new that Charlie Daniels made sauce using sliced pepperoni, but this is the first time I've ever used it.
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No one I know here except one of my friends (of Italian descent) calls it "gravy," they/we call it "sauce"

Thanks for the recipe!
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