I am a member of this great social network for needlework crafters (mostly knitters and crocheters) - Ravelry.
I mostly read the Italian group forums and there one is dedicated to cooking and it is bilingual. Someone from the States commented she wanted to make her sauce from scratch but would have to make do with the bottled stuff.
I loved Alice Twain's reply "Using bottled tomato sauce is NOT cheating. Bottling up your own used to be done (and occasionally is still done) in another age, when Italy was still an essentially farming country. Some families still do it for nostalgic reasons, but the bulk of us nowadays live in cities where we neither have the land to grow tomatoes not the physical space to make them into sauce, nor the kind of large families required for these efforts. [...] Besides, basic tomato sauce is actually one of those things that the more in bulk you make it the better it turns out (especially if you can’t have access to farmed and ripened on the plant tomatoes), so why put so much effort into making something that will almost certainly turn out worse than a good bottled version of which you don’t have to keep more than a couple in storage? Supermarket are also born to do the storage for you, you know?" Alice Twain
Ndr: I made a few cosmetic corrections, I am sure AT will not mind!
; don’t let the onion burn or your sauce will be bitter!
Add your tomato sauce and when it starts to boil lower the heat to medium low.
Serve with grated parmesan cheese and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, if you like.
and as Julia would say, had she spoken Italian!