OT, To my Americans friends of Italian decent:

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  1. OneShotBandit

    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    My Italian-American coworker tells me that her Grandmother made tomato “sauce” and never heard it called “gravy.” I was watching the Food Network (there goes my man card:D) and the Chef said that his Grandmother made “gravy” for Sunday’s dinner (Pasta). Is it ok to reference tomato sauce as “gravy?” What say you? Thx.
     
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    The Italian guys I've know just call it red sauce. Alfredo type sauce is just white sauce.
     
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    We always just called it sauce since my grandmother never made white sauce. My old girlfriends mother made white clam sauce. I never heard sauce called gravy until watching DDD .
     
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  4. Luigi Daniele

    Luigi Daniele Turkey Hunters Forum Moderator

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    Nope. Sauce definitely
     
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    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    You'd know LD! ;) Thx!
     
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  6. callinfowl

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    Sorry dude there is a lot of dego's that call red/tomato sauce gravy, but most of them are from northern Italy so they don't know any better.:l
    Actually a lot of Italians and Siciliano's make a Sunday gravy/sugo which is a red sauce which often has three 3 types of meat in it, veal, sausage and braciole/ rolled beef with many different types of fillings.
    Half of our family calls it sauce/sugo or red sauce and the other half calls it gravy or red gravy.:yes:yes:yes
     
  7. Luigi Daniele

    Luigi Daniele Turkey Hunters Forum Moderator

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    My roots are from the north :)
    We actually call it sugo
    aka ragu ( but not by us)
    Never heard it called gravy around here, TBH
     
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    callinfowl MEGA.

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    I knew that, which is why I was making it a joke it came up in a thread a few yrs ago.:l:l:l:tu
     
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    Luigi Daniele Turkey Hunters Forum Moderator

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    Ahhh. Hahahahaha!
     
  10. OneShotBandit

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    Don't get off topic.........
     

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