dialect and the great Sauce Debate.

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dialect and the great Sauce Debate.

Postby fredoniapeaches » 05 Aug 2008, 20:16

so my sicilian friends here in my little town in NY yell at me... because I don't make "ZUCU" i make "SZUKO" (i'm spelling it as you would hear it.)

my family is from Caserta...am i wrong?

should I be smacked...and can i continue with my sauce!?
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Re: dialect and the great Sauce Debate.

Postby PeterTimber » 05 Aug 2008, 21:22

Call it what you will as long as it smells and tastes wonderful!!=Peter=
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Re: dialect and the great Sauce Debate.

Postby christo » 30 Aug 2008, 23:31

Grandma used to say "pasta e szuko"
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Re: dialect and the great Sauce Debate.

Postby PeterTimber » 30 Aug 2008, 23:37

Dear Country cousin the word is SUGO which translates as Juice but in truth has become an alternate word for tomato sauce which translates in Italian to salsa. But callit what you will as long as it tastes delicious. =Peter=
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Re: dialect and the great Sauce Debate.

Postby christo » 31 Aug 2008, 03:00

eh what does a contadino, it still tastes great.
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