"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

Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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30 pounds tomatoes
2 1/2 cups oil
3 cups celery, chopped
3 cups onion, chopped
3 cups parsley, chopped
3 cups green peppers, chopped
2 bulbs garlic
3 T black pepper
1 tsp cayenne (optional)
9 bay leaves
3 T salt
1 1/2 tsp cumin
3 tsp oregano
3 tsp thyme
3 tsp rosemary
3 tsp sage
3 tsp sweet basil
6 T chili powder
3 tsp allspice

Combine tomatoes, oil, chopped vegetables and garlic. Cover and cook for 30 minutes. Add rest of ingredients and simmer 2 or more hours. Bottle and water bath to seal 20 minutes for quarts.

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Recipe note: My sister, Brenda Oyler, was at a yard sale one year when she smelled this cooking in the lady's house and asked for the recipe.




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