Tomato Gravy vs. Tomato Sauce: What Do You Put on Pasta?
South Jersey basically has its own language. We call footlongs hoagies, we're the only ones that know what a Wawa is, and you go down the shore. Once you're at the shore, you go to the beach. It's really not that hard, right?
Well, the jury is still out on one of our South Jersey-isms.
We want to know, do you call it tomato gravy or tomato sauce?
There's no denying the Italian influence in South Jersey. Even if you aren't Italian whatsoever, it probably feels like you are sometimes, right? Every Italian family in the area calls it something different. The truth is there's no way to know if either term came directly from the motherland since we've become so Americanized.
The way I see it, you call it sauce if there's no meat in it. Refer to it as tomato gravy if there's chunks of meat or sausage included.
Make no mistake, there are people, Italian or not, on both sides of this fence.
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