Rao’s Homemade Roasted Garlic Sauce, A Love Letter
November 7, 2016
Dear Rao’s Roasted Garlic Sauce,
Every now and then, when I’m browsing the aisles of my local grocery store, an item I’ve never had before is on sale and catches my eye. I don’t remember exactly when it was that I first tasted you, but I do know that it changed my life for the better. I read the ingredients list and was sold by its simplicity and most importantly, its inclusion of roasted garlic. Usually you’re too expensive for my budget at almost $10 per jar, but when I saw you on sale for half of that, I made the fateful decision to make an exception.
Rao’s, you taste amazing. I prefer you poured over spaghetti, but any other pasta works because you are the star of the show. You’re made up of delicious tomatoes (with some soft larger pieces that remind me of Frank Pepe’s pizza sauce), whole pieces of basil, and those classic chunks of perfect roasted garlic. I make pasta at home so that I have an excuse to eat you. I’ve never been to your namesake restaurants, but I don’t think I’m really missing out that much. Thank you for giving the world access to what I’m convinced is your secret ingredient. The crazy girl buying 4 jars of pasta sauce at a time? That’s me, every few months when you go on sale. Never change.