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Re: Tomato gravy 2014/10/13 19:22:22 (permalink)
>You would be if you used this recipe:<
If I used that recipe the linguine would attack me. And I'd be on its side.
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Re: Tomato gravy 2014/10/13 19:52:22 (permalink)
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Tomato Gravy is generally made with some kind of a roux involved, Tomato sauce is not. That's the basic difference.

So, what you're saying is that when I make gravy for my linguine I'm not making gravy for my linguine?

You would be if you used this recipe:
 Old Fashioned Tomato Gravy
 Ingredients
1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
1 small onion, chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
Pinch pepper
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
3 cups tomato juice
 Directions
In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp.
Remove to paper towels to drain; discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings.
Cook onion in drippings until tender.
Stir in flour, salt and pepper; cook and stir over low heat until golden brown.
Gradually add tomatoes and tomato juice; stir well.
Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
Stir in bacon.
Yield: 6-8 servings.

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To us Southerners,   marinara sauce, pasta/spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce ain't tomato  gravy.   ... But I guess you Northerns can call it what you may ...
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Re: Tomato gravy 2014/10/14 04:54:09 (permalink)
It;s not a NORTHERN thing...calling Pasta Sauce "Gravy" is an Italian-American thing. Most Early Italian immigrants settled in New York, New Jersey.....and STILL today, in Italian homes it's called "Gravy".....in America, in places where there are few Italians, it might be rarer!!
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Re: Tomato gravy 2014/10/14 04:56:51 (permalink)
oooohhh, and it isn't tomato gravy...it's just "Gravy" When used in the same context as pasta,we know it's made from tomatoes. When talking about some meat, obviously "gravy" means something else!
 
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Re: Tomato gravy 2014/10/14 04:57:41 (permalink)
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>You would be if you used this recipe:<
If I used that recipe the linguine would attack me. And I'd be on its side.



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Re: Tomato gravy 2014/10/14 10:45:47 (permalink)
For those of you using tomato juice in your recipes - try substituting Zingzang Bloody Mary mix and of course, the leftovers won't go to waste.  The Zingzang is a little thicker, and has few extras, but isn't spicy.  I just made a copycat version of Shoney's beef-cabbage soup using a combination of beef broth and Zingzang and it was delicious.  
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Re: Tomato gravy 2014/10/14 11:39:02 (permalink)
The tomato gravy edwmax is talking about is a distinctly different animal than Italian gravy. Its mostly a southern thing, served over biscuits, or eggs, etc. My cousin makes it every time I visit, and I have pretty much never seen it outside of the south. It is not a gravy for pasta by any means. Not even in the same category. It is a gravy for breakfast, mostly, like its cousin sausage gravy and biscuits.( although one can eat it any time of day)!
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Re: Tomato gravy 2014/10/14 12:25:27 (permalink)
So, first of all, the original poster started this thread ten years ago. She has a total of two posts. How do we even know what she really was looking for? And of course someone had to turn it into a South vs. North thing, didn't they (not vice versa)? Please!
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Re: Tomato gravy 2014/10/14 12:32:18 (permalink)
I stand by my explanation as I understood tomato gravy. Personally never heard anyone call gravy for pasta "tomato gravy" Just going from my experience. I think edwmax was joking.
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Re: Tomato gravy 2014/10/14 13:00:03 (permalink)
My grandparents came from Italy.  They never called anything "tomato gravy".  It was sauce.  Or Bolognese sauce.  Roux?  Tomato juice?  NEVER! 
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Re: Tomato gravy 2014/10/14 13:13:35 (permalink)
Of course they didnt, Lisa.
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Re: Tomato gravy 2014/10/14 14:00:27 (permalink)
I personally don't really care, since my grandparents all came from Russia. Our family did call it sauce, but there are enough people who don't to justify debate on the subject. 
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Re: Tomato gravy 2014/10/14 16:56:44 (permalink)

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