Monday, October 23, 2006

Ode to a Jar of Tomato Sauce

Male Martha usually makes his own tomato sauce. However, the day job sometimes cuts into my ability to cook, and although homemade tomato sauce freezes well, I've used it all up. There are a variety of "fresh" tomato sauces available in the refrigirator section, but these expensive sauces often come in tiny little 16 ounce containers that couldn't feed two people unless they were both on diets. I like Jerry's Homemade Marinara Sauce ($6.99 at Zabar's for a 32 ounce bottle) which has a real tomato flavor, without being too sweet. For a little more than a jar of Ragu you can taste the onions and garlic in the sauce, and there is a nice olive oil scent that you usually don't associate with bottled sauce. Jerry's must be a very tiny company, as I could not find a single other post about him and there is no website! I assume he is spending all that time he should have been marketing time actually making a really good tomato sauce!

4 comments:

parkslope mom said...

love your blog malemartha!!! how can I get my kids to eat anything other than frozen waffles for breakfast? any creative tips?

Ira.B said...

Breakfast tips coming soon...after some discussion of the griddle.

MM

lisa said...

Have you tried Rao's. Just discovered this is as good as my own tomato sauce. WIll have to try Jerry's...

Robin said...

I am pretty sure Jerry's is a wholesaler with a warehouse-open-to-the-public in Englewood. they started sticking their own label on stuff a few years ago. Let me know when you are up for another NJ excursion.