Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Right Ingredients

There was a Pasta Sauce competition recently among some friends. Two sauces, one winner... Iron Chef style. One of them remarked on how it was hard to find some common Italian ingredients at the local Big Grocery Chain, Ralphs.

Luckily for her we are not far from one of the best little Italian Markets in Los Angeles, Sorrento Italian Market on Sepulveda. This market has many imported goodies, sauces, pastas, and the like. If you don't need a can of white beans, stop for in for dough or pastries. Stand in line at the deli counter for some of the best sandwiches in LA. I usually get a turkey and cheese sub with their famous tomato sauce. That's all the sandwich comes with, yet the sauce makes it addictive.
The people who run this place could not be nicer in that old fashioned way. Ask and they might throw in an extra roll or piece of fruit with your order. Has a big grocery ever done that for you?

My friend won the competition with the components she gathered from Ralphs, but imagine how good that sauce might have been if only she had the right ingredients.


Sorrento Italian Market
5518 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 391-7654

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