Everyone knows that families worth their salt have a tomato sauce recipe. For whatever reason, they always taste better when you know some grandma somewhere spent a weekend hunched over a pot, slowly stirring, tasting, adding a pinch of this, a sprig of that and tasting again.
And everyone knows that if that grandmother with the family recipe is Italian, then the sauce is even better than it would normally be. That’s what we have here: a family recipe tomato sauce made by an Italian family in Basilicata, Italy.
This sauce is on the sweeter side and made with garlic, capers and olives along with the vine ripened tomatoes from the family’s farm. The best flavors are often the simplest and most straightforward and that’s what we have here. Take it from a guy who's wife is half-Italian and has a family recipe for tomato sauce that's been handed down through generations: this sauce is the closest to homemade that you'll ever find in a jar.