Slate Discovers Romas as Best Tomatoes for Tomato Sauce

August 30, 2012 at 3:42 PM 3 comments

You’d think this was a joke, or something from The Onion, but no.  Benjamin Phelan over at Slate has an article out, posted today, titled:

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Awesome Sauce

The right kind of tomato to use in your tomato sauce.

I don’t think I’m being arrogant or hoity-toity to say, really?  This is new news?  Far as I know, Roma tomatoes have been the tomatoes of choice for making tomato sauce for a couple hundred years.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. JC for pennies  |  August 31, 2012 at 7:24 AM

    Papa Murphy’s actually advertises putting ROMA tomatoes on their Classic Italian Combo T & B pizza. What’s so different (or great) about Romas other than their small size and funny shape? It’s lost on me.

  • 2. Say It Ain't So Already  |  August 31, 2012 at 7:47 AM

    Romas have more “meat” to them and less water.

  • 3. JC for pennies  |  August 31, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    And cost more, I’m sure—

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