Jar Goods Tomato Sauce, Like Homemade Pasta Sauce

Many food entrepreneurs we’ve met have started their businesses because friends and family said, “This [salsa-pie-barbecue sauce-relish-whatever] is so good, you should sell it. In the case of Melissa Vitelli, co-founder of Jar Goods, it was her father-in-law’s “famous” tomato sauce—recipe that she cooked in advance and relied on to make dinner quickly. She used…
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PRODUCT CHOICE: Tomato Sauces For National Sauce Month

March is National Sauce Month. The sauce most used in American homes is tomato sauce—for pasta, pizza, eggs, meatloaf, soup base, dipping and so much more. However, tomato sauce/pasta sauce is one of the biggest sources of hidden added sugar in prepared foods. Look at the labels of the foods you buy: both the grams…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Otamot Essential Sauce, A Better Tomato Sauce

Otamot. Otamot. We said it several times before we realized that Otamot is tomato spelled backwards. Otamot was created by the parent of a picky eater, who set out to create a more nutritious tomato sauce, a food his daughter would eat. Starting with the concept of tomato sauce, he found a way to add…
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GIFT: Marinelli’s Gourmet Pasta Sauce

So many holiday gifts are well-intentioned, but end up being things people don’t really need and don’t have space to store or display. One of our favorite gifts that’s always well-received is gourmet pasta sauce, with or without a package of gourmet pasta. Marinelli’s pasta sauce is a double winner: delicious and beautifully packaged. The…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Tony Boffa’s Famous Home Made Tomato Sauce

There’s lots of tomato sauce on the shelves, but look at the ingredients panel: Most of it is chock full of sugar/HFCS and salt. Antonio Boffa emigrated from Italy after World War II, opened a restaurant in 1951 and made his sauces the old-fashioned way: with the best ingredients, bursting with flavor, without need for…
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