Michael Hawkins is a resident of Maine who loves biology. He likes to spend his free time hiking and defending science, though not usually at the same time. Contrary to popular (but not scientific) belief, the positive and appropriate perception of science is undermined by religion, alternative medicine, the U.S. education system, and most science journalists.
And yet it is difficult (in Richmond, Va., at least) to find an Italian restaurant where the marinara sauce doesn’t have a sweet undertaste. Even the chain restaurant Olive Garden has a decent–read, tart or semi-spicy–marinara. Yet many private Italian restaurants do not. The one that had a marinara that would make you dance on the table (the New York Grill, near Virginia Center Commons) went belly-up, alas.
I’m thinking that the business of sweetening up spaghetti or marinara sauce must be an Italian regional thing. Anyone know?
Well, no shit :P
Sadly, it’s probably the only thing we’re still the best at.