TID Board Of Directors
- Nov 29, 2013
I do think like Rawdeal said, it's a regional thing. I once heard someone say sauce is plain and gravy is made with meat. We just always called it gravy. It could also have been something that got applied in the translation. It was what was served in a "Gravy" boat and they just started to call it gravy.Gravy vs Sauce is a debate even among Italians...
Wonder if that might be a regional thing ... my father-in-law used to make a point of saying his people were from Naples rather than Sicily. To my non-Italian ass it was all just "Italy," and in my upbringing Italian food all had red sauce and gravy was the brown stuff that came with roast beef, pot roast, etc. My first Thanksgiving dinner with my wife's family surprised the shit outta me when I was asked if I wanted more (red) gravy, and there was spaghetti right there near the turkey and stuffing and such.
It's def got to be a regional or translation thing. I have Italian family as in-laws that are OG NYC Italians and still living there - they call it sauce and say gravy is a Jersey Italian thing. But I know plenty of NYC Italians that call it gravy.I do think like Rawdeal said, it's a regional thing. I once heard someone say sauce is plain and gravy is made with meat. We just always called it gravy. It could also have been something that got applied in the translation. It was what was served in a "Gravy" boat and they just started to call it gravy.
Here's 2 examples of that. A comb for your hair was called by my Grandparents a "Patentace" The major company that produced combs was Ace. The combs had the company name on it; "Ace" and they had a patent on the combs so printed on the one side of the comb it read Patent ACE.
Another was the refrigerator. Main brand was Fridge Air. So if you asked for a beer, it was in the Ufridgedair.
How do you cook/serve the pierogies? My wife makes them now and then, so I assumed they were Italian before your post. She doesn't start from scratch, gets some frozen from a fairly white-bread American supermarket, fries them in butter and either onions or store-bought "spaghetti" sauce ... I'm guessing your version is better, even though I'll eat fried onions on anything but corn flakes or ice cream. The pierogies from the store are cheese-filled, I think, but the flavor adds little to the final product. Maybe I'd know more if I didn't shovel them down so much .....Ok a little ukie food to change it up. Homemade holubsti and pierogies every sunday
II, my heart goes out to u and your family!...I always share this scripture upon such news....Please read Act. 24:15, may it bring u peace and comfort my iron bro!!!!....Chicken fried steak. Loved it. My mom died on Saturday She was a good woman who loved God and her family.
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