Alive and Thriving: Italian Radio Programming in the Mahoning Valley

It was a weekly rite. Mom would get up early on Sunday to start the sauce, the same ragú that almost all our Italian neighbors were making at that very same hour. The base had pork and beef browned with garlic in the oil. After she added the tomato sauce, bay leaf, and paste, Mom let the pot simmer until just before we left for church.


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