The article “My Father’s ‘Red Gold’” by James L. Cassie [featured in the column “The Family Table,” published in the June 16–22 edition] brought back many of my family memories.
Growing up in an Italian family, Sunday dinner was a weekly family gathering. My mother would start the gravy (in Italian that would be ragu) early in the morning. It also had meatballs, pork butt, and beef braciole. Thank you, James, for sharing your dad’s marinara sauce and stirring up some wonderful memories!