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Creating New Traditions (Plus Bacon + Squash Farfalle Recipe!) - The February Fox
Over the holidays I talked a lot about my family’s deep rooted traditions and recipes, which brought up a thought that never crossed my mind before: I’m unconsciously failing at creating my own traditions. I’m now on a mission to start our own activities and recipes to pass down to generations to come, starting with a delicious pasta dish. Since I was a little girl the women in my family have used Ragú (unless they’re cooking up a big pot of homemade sauce), so no other sauce measures up in the comfort food department. In an effort to keep that same classic flavor while starting a new recipe tradition for my family, I grabbed a jar of my old favorite and added a few new ingredients. I landed on squash for me, bacon for my husband, and garlic and basil for all. Did you know that Ragú was has roots tracing back just 67 miles from where I grew up in Buffalo? Well I didn’t, but I wanted to know more once I found out. Apparently a woman named Assunta Cantisano and her husband Giovanni first started the company back in 1937 in their basement. Maybe it’s the hometown connection, the likeness to …