Perfect Marinara sauce was one of Sinatra’s culinary passions. Frank published the recipe for his mother’s Natalie Della Garaventa aka Dolly Sinatra, tomato sauce in a cookbook and even launched his own line of jar sauce in the late 1980s. His recipe called for ripe red Roma tomatoes, olive oil, not too much onion and a fair amount of Italian Gold aka garlic.
Tomato Paste Is a Kitchen Hero : It’s super-concentrated and packed with umami, which makes it essential for building flavor in dishes like chili and stews. And when you don’t have canned tomatoes on hand, you can use tomato paste to make a delicious tomato sauce like we did in our Garlic-Tomato Pasta with Peas. Photo: IngaNielsen/iStock