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Chef John's Tomato Sauce
November 14, 2015

Very disappointing. I did everything according the recipe, exactly. Expected the house to begin smelling heavenly. I was even excited to savor the anchovy paste within the recipe, as one reviewer assured us to just add it, you won't even know it's there. The house immediately began to fill with an acrid smell, far beyond the expected aroma of spaghetti sauce aroma. An hour in I realized that I was not going to be able to eat this very different spaghetti sauce sauce. Got out the jar of Newman's Sockarooni so I could eat what I'd been craving. Sorry Chef John. I took in the whole of this recipe, based on the solid reviews, but the sauce is nothing like I expected. The aroma alone set me off. (was it the anchovy paste?)

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