FUN FACTS:

  • The word Spaghetti comes from the Italian word “spago” which means string or twine.
  • Packaged Spaghetti is 25 cm long.
  • Some of the components of spaghetti are: carbohydrates, protein, fat, magnesium and iron.
  • Spaghetti is a good source of carbohydrates; which provide nutrients and fuel for your body.
  • The pasta we make and eat today is much like that made by the ancient Italians.

Rooks to Cooks’ Signature Tomato Sauce Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 x 28 oz cans of whole tomatoes
  • 1 whole onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ bunch basil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Brown sugar to taste

Directions:

  1. In a heavy bottomed pot (large) heat oil over medium heat. When oil is hot, add in onions and sweat until clear.
  2. Stir in garlic and cook until clear.
  3. Using your hands, crush the tomatoes. Once crushed, add tomatoes to pot. Add bay leaves, and basil. Bring everything to a simmer. Cover pot and let cook for 30 minutes.
  4. Uncover pot and let reduce for 15 minutes.
  5. Add salt & pepper to taste, add sugar to taste if need be, and serve hot over spaghetti or your favourite pasta noodles.