Let’s get cookin’!


Sugo…a.k.a. Pasta Sauce~

Ciao Tutti!

I thought I’d post a little online cooking tutorial for you to enjoy. It is broken into two parts—the original recording was too big to load it all as one.

The recipe is from my soon-to-be released book Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an Italian Family, which has an anticipated online presale date of June 1, 2010 and a release date of September 1, 2010. Soon!

You might be thinking, “Mark, it is so much easier to just open a jar of pre-made pasta sauce from the store.” On some basic level that might be true, but why not take the extra five minutes to make a much fresher, healthier, and better tasting sauce?

I hope this will show you how easy and rewarding it is to make sauce for 1 pound of pasta. And better yet, I hope it will encourage you to cook for someone you love—including yourself!

Buon appetito~


*The book’s website is still under construction, but you can add your name to the e-mail list which will notify you when the site goes active…meaning you’ll be able to BUY the book, Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an Italian Family.