Feeding a Crowd, Italian-Style
Season 1, Ep. 103
Everyone loves Italian food. We share the secrets to making extraordinary meatballs and marinara and the perfect "Sunday gravy"—a slow-simmered sauce with several kinds of meat.
Italian gravy is a hearty tomato sauce cooked with everything from meatballs to pork chops. Our tests helped uncover which meats yielded the best taste, texture, and convenience.
We wanted a way to make big meatballs that were tender and moist and had enough structure to hold their shape.
Now that even low-cost manufacturers are offering fully clad cookware, do you still need to shell out $200 for a good pot?
Just as important as what our tasters did like—good tomato flavor and a chunky texture—was what they didn't like: overpowering dried herb flavor.