"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
5 large tomatoes 1/2 chopped onion 1 jalapeņo (seeds removed) salt 1 tsp vinegar fresh cilantro leaves 1 tsp sugar
Slice tomatoes very thin and chop very fine. Repeat for onion and pepper. Mix all ingredients in bowl. Squeeze and tear cilantro to release flavor. Add as many as necessary till odor is strong. Add vinegar and lime juice. Add salt to taste
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