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    [email protected] Guest

    Default tomato paste vs tomato sauce

    I looked on the label of a small can of tomato sauce, and I noticed
    that the main ingredient was tomato paste. So would you be better off
    just buying paste, and adding liquid to it? or would it not make much
    difference. I have been a label reader for forty years, and cannot
    believe that I never noticed this before.

    Thanks

    Tom

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    James Silverton Guest

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    [email protected] wrote on Mon, 4 May 2009 12:36:26 -0700 (PDT):

    > Thanks
    >I looked on the label of a small can of tomato sauce, and I noticed
    >that the main ingredient was tomato paste. So would you be better off
    >just buying paste, and adding liquid to it? or would it not make
    >muchdifference. I have been a label reader for forty years, and
    >cannotbelieve that I never noticed this before.


    It's just a matter of convenience. There's less bother if a brand of
    sauce pleases you but you might start with the paste if you intend to
    add your own herbs etc.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Andy Guest

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    [email protected] said...

    > I looked on the label of a small can of tomato sauce, and I noticed
    > that the main ingredient was tomato paste. So would you be better off
    > just buying paste, and adding liquid to it? or would it not make much
    > difference. I have been a label reader for forty years, and cannot
    > believe that I never noticed this before.
    >
    > Thanks



    Tomato paste is much more natural.

    I enjoy the tang of paste. YMMV.

    Best,

    Andy
    --
    HONK if I'm paying your mortgage!

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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > [email protected] said...
    >
    >> I looked on the label of a small can of tomato sauce, and I noticed
    >> that the main ingredient was tomato paste. So would you be better off
    >> just buying paste, and adding liquid to it? or would it not make much
    >> difference. I have been a label reader for forty years, and cannot
    >> believe that I never noticed this before.

    >
    >
    > Tomato paste is much more natural.
    >

    Do you mean like natural breasts as averse to implants?



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    Serene Vannoy Guest

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    James Silverton wrote:
    > [email protected] wrote on Mon, 4 May 2009 12:36:26 -0700 (PDT):
    >
    >> Thanks
    >> I looked on the label of a small can of tomato sauce, and I noticed
    >> that the main ingredient was tomato paste. So would you be better off
    >> just buying paste, and adding liquid to it? or would it not make
    >> muchdifference. I have been a label reader for forty years, and
    >> cannotbelieve that I never noticed this before.

    >
    > It's just a matter of convenience. There's less bother if a brand of
    > sauce pleases you but you might start with the paste if you intend to
    > add your own herbs etc.
    >


    Yep. We even make our own tomato juice from paste now (we buy paste with
    no spices), since the day we noticed that all the tomato juice we were
    buying was from concentrate anyway.

    Serene

    --
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    humourless feminists who are not afraid to throw rape around as an
    example, your theory needs work." -- Aqua, alt.polyamory

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    Andy Guest

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    brooklyn1 said...

    >
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:Xns9C01A19F48C7CCotD@

    216.196.97.131...
    >> [email protected] said...
    >>
    >>> I looked on the label of a small can of tomato sauce, and I noticed
    >>> that the main ingredient was tomato paste. So would you be better off
    >>> just buying paste, and adding liquid to it? or would it not make much
    >>> difference. I have been a label reader for forty years, and cannot
    >>> believe that I never noticed this before.

    >>
    >>
    >> Tomato paste is much more natural.
    >>

    > Do you mean like natural breasts as averse to implants?



    Heh heh heh!

    Ya BUM!!!

    But ya got me thinkin'!!!

    Best,

    Andy
    --
    HONK if I'm paying your mortgage!

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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    <[email protected]> wrote:
    >I looked on the label of a small can of tomato sauce, and I noticed
    > that the main ingredient was tomato paste. So would you be better off
    > just buying paste, and adding liquid to it? or would it not make much
    > difference. I have been a label reader for forty years, and cannot
    > believe that I never noticed this before.
    >
    > Tomato



    You obviously have not been reading labels carefully... with just about
    every product that contains tomato the tomato is reconstitued tomato
    paste/concentrate... all tomato sauce, all tomato juice, all ketchup, even
    Heinz. This the only reasonable method for maintaining product consistancy.



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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Food_Snob=AE?= Guest

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    On May 4, 2:54*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > tomba...@city-net.com said...
    >
    > > I looked on the label of a small can of tomato sauce, and I noticed
    > > that the main ingredient was tomato paste. So would you be better off
    > > just buying paste, and adding liquid to it? or would it not make much
    > > difference. I have been a label reader for forty years, and cannot
    > > believe that I never noticed this before.

    >
    > > Thanks

    >
    > Tomato paste is much more natural.
    >
    > I enjoy the tang of paste. YMMV.


    Me too. Especially Contadina. I make a pasta sauce that has nothing
    but paste, water and bay leaf. I simmer browned meatballs in it. The
    meatballs have nothing in them but very lean ground beef, pulverized
    fat free saltines, and EVOO. Simmering mellows the acid, and no
    sugar is needed. This was my mother's recipe, except that she used
    regular saltines, and fattier ground beef. Substituting EVOO for all
    the fat in the saltines, and most of the fat in the beef, IMO,
    improves the flavor.
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy
    > --


    --Bryan listen @ http://www.MySpace.com/TheBonobos

    "The 1960's called. They want their recipe back."
    --Steve Wertz in rec.food.cooking 4-20-2009


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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Food_Snob=AE?= Guest

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    On May 4, 3:46*pm, Serene Vannoy <ser...@serenepages.org> wrote:
    > James Silverton wrote:
    > > tomba...@city-net.com *wrote *on Mon, 4 May 2009 12:36:26 -0700 (PDT):

    >
    > >> Thanks
    > >> I looked on the label of a small can of tomato sauce, and I noticed
    > >> that the main ingredient was tomato paste. So would you be better off
    > >> just buying paste, and adding liquid to it? or would it not make
    > >> muchdifference. I have been a label reader for forty years, and
    > >> cannotbelieve that I never noticed this before.

    >
    > > It's just a matter of convenience. There's less bother if a brand of
    > > sauce pleases you but you might start with the paste if you intend to
    > > add your own herbs etc.

    >
    > Yep. We even make our own tomato juice from paste now (we buy paste with
    > no spices), since the day we noticed that all the tomato juice we were
    > buying was from concentrate anyway.


    The Wal Mart brand is "not from concentrate." It's cheap, and tastes
    good, at least as good as canned tomato juice can taste.
    >
    > Serene
    >
    > --
    > 42 Magazine, celebrating life with meaning. Inaugural issue is here!http://42magazine.com
    >
    > "But here's a handy hint: *if your fabulous theory for ending war and
    > all other human conflict will not survive an online argument with
    > humourless feminists who are not afraid to throw rape around as an
    > example, your theory needs work." -- Aqua, alt.polyamory


    --Bryan listen @ http://www.MySpace.com/TheBonobos

    "The 1960's called. They want their recipe back."
    --Steve Wertz in rec.food.cooking 4-20-2009

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    thudpucker Guest

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    On Mon, 04 May 2009 13:46:28 -0700, Serene Vannoy
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >James Silverton wrote:
    >> [email protected] wrote on Mon, 4 May 2009 12:36:26 -0700 (PDT):
    >>
    >>> Thanks
    >>> I looked on the label of a small can of tomato sauce, and I noticed
    >>> that the main ingredient was tomato paste. So would you be better off
    >>> just buying paste, and adding liquid to it? or would it not make
    >>> muchdifference. I have been a label reader for forty years, and
    >>> cannotbelieve that I never noticed this before.

    >>
    >> It's just a matter of convenience. There's less bother if a brand of
    >> sauce pleases you but you might start with the paste if you intend to
    >> add your own herbs etc.


    Dang, I didn't know that. I just tossed out the better part of a can
    of tomato paste after using a couple tablespoons to thicken a sauce.

    Never again.

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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Food_Snob=AE?= Guest

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    On May 4, 7:58*pm, thudpucker <t...@pucker.com> wrote:
    > On Mon, 04 May 2009 13:46:28 -0700, Serene Vannoy
    >
    > <ser...@serenepages.org> wrote:
    > >James Silverton wrote:
    > >> tomba...@city-net.com *wrote *on Mon, 4 May 2009 12:36:26 -0700 (PDT):

    >
    > >>> Thanks
    > >>> I looked on the label of a small can of tomato sauce, and I noticed
    > >>> that the main ingredient was tomato paste. So would you be better off
    > >>> just buying paste, and adding liquid to it? or would it not make
    > >>> muchdifference. I have been a label reader for forty years, and
    > >>> cannotbelieve that I never noticed this before.

    >
    > >> It's just a matter of convenience. There's less bother if a brand of
    > >> sauce pleases you but you might start with the paste if you intend to
    > >> add your own herbs etc.

    >
    > Dang, I didn't know that. *I just tossed out the better part of a can
    > of tomato paste after using a couple tablespoons to thicken a sauce.
    >
    > Never again.


    Really. Tomato juice reconsituted from paste is decent, especially
    made with less water than is in standard juice. Use Contadina or a
    store brand knockoff, and it's better than the "from concentrate"
    canned stuff.

    --Bryan listen @ http://www.MySpace.com/TheBonobos

    "The 1960's called. They want their recipe back."
    --Steve Wertz in rec.food.cooking 4-20-2009

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    James Silverton Guest

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    thudpucker wrote on Mon, 04 May 2009 17:58:26 -0700:

    >> James Silverton wrote:
    >>> [email protected] wrote on Mon, 4 May 2009 12:36:26 -0700
    >>> (PDT):
    >>>
    >>>> Thanks
    >>>> I looked on the label of a small can of tomato sauce, and I
    >>>> noticed that the main ingredient was tomato paste. So would
    >>>> you be better off just buying paste, and adding liquid to
    >>>> it? or would it not make muchdifference. I have been a
    >>>> label reader for forty years, and cannotbelieve that I
    >>>> never noticed this before.
    >>>
    >>> It's just a matter of convenience. There's less bother if a
    >>> brand of sauce pleases you but you might start with the
    >>> paste if you intend to add your own herbs etc.


    > Dang, I didn't know that. I just tossed out the better part
    > of a can of tomato paste after using a couple tablespoons to
    > thicken a sauce.


    You can get tubes (like tooth-paste) of tomato paste and they keep quite
    well in the fridge. I routinely freeze and defrost tomato paste in small
    plastic containers like those made by Glad.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Serene Vannoy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > James Silverton wrote:
    > > [email protected] wrote on Mon, 4 May 2009 12:36:26 -0700 (PDT):
    > >
    > >> Thanks
    > >> I looked on the label of a small can of tomato sauce, and I noticed
    > >> that the main ingredient was tomato paste. So would you be better off
    > >> just buying paste, and adding liquid to it? or would it not make
    > >> muchdifference. I have been a label reader for forty years, and
    > >> cannotbelieve that I never noticed this before.

    > >
    > > It's just a matter of convenience. There's less bother if a brand of
    > > sauce pleases you but you might start with the paste if you intend to
    > > add your own herbs etc.
    > >

    >
    > Yep. We even make our own tomato juice from paste now (we buy paste with
    > no spices), since the day we noticed that all the tomato juice we were
    > buying was from concentrate anyway.
    >
    > Serene


    I like to use tomato paste to make tomato soup. :-d
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    thudpucker <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Mon, 04 May 2009 13:46:28 -0700, Serene Vannoy
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >James Silverton wrote:
    > >> [email protected] wrote on Mon, 4 May 2009 12:36:26 -0700 (PDT):
    > >>
    > >>> Thanks
    > >>> I looked on the label of a small can of tomato sauce, and I noticed
    > >>> that the main ingredient was tomato paste. So would you be better off
    > >>> just buying paste, and adding liquid to it? or would it not make
    > >>> muchdifference. I have been a label reader for forty years, and
    > >>> cannotbelieve that I never noticed this before.
    > >>
    > >> It's just a matter of convenience. There's less bother if a brand of
    > >> sauce pleases you but you might start with the paste if you intend to
    > >> add your own herbs etc.

    >
    > Dang, I didn't know that. I just tossed out the better part of a can
    > of tomato paste after using a couple tablespoons to thicken a sauce.
    >
    > Never again.


    Leftover tomato paste in a can freezes just fine. There is no reason at
    all to waste it!
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

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    dsi1 Guest

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    Omelet wrote:

    > Leftover tomato paste in a can freezes just fine. There is no reason at
    > all to waste it!


    What I do is put the paste in a zip-loc and freeze it flat. Makes it
    easy to break off what ya need.

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Serene Vannoy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Yep. We even make our own tomato juice from paste
    > Serene


    How much water for how much paste, Serene?
    -B
    --
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    about you than it does about the other person."

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    Serene Vannoy Guest

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    Food SnobŪ wrote:
    > On May 4, 3:46 pm, Serene Vannoy <ser...@serenepages.org> wrote:


    >> Yep. We even make our own tomato juice from paste now (we buy paste with
    >> no spices), since the day we noticed that all the tomato juice we were
    >> buying was from concentrate anyway.

    >
    > The Wal Mart brand is "not from concentrate." It's cheap, and tastes
    > good, at least as good as canned tomato juice can taste.


    I am so surprised that you shop at Wal-mart.

    Serene

    --
    42 Magazine, celebrating life with meaning. Inaugural issue is here!
    http://42magazine.com

    "But here's a handy hint: if your fabulous theory for ending war and
    all other human conflict will not survive an online argument with
    humourless feminists who are not afraid to throw rape around as an
    example, your theory needs work." -- Aqua, alt.polyamory

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    Serene Vannoy Guest

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    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Serene Vannoy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Yep. We even make our own tomato juice from paste
    >> Serene

    >
    > How much water for how much paste, Serene?


    Depends on the brand of tomato paste. The Costco organic tomato paste is
    really thick, so it takes six cans of water per can of paste, and then
    about ten grams (more to taste) of salt. Other brands we've bought have
    been more like four to one.

    Serene

    --
    42 Magazine, celebrating life with meaning. Inaugural issue is here!
    http://42magazine.com

    "But here's a handy hint: if your fabulous theory for ending war and
    all other human conflict will not survive an online argument with
    humourless feminists who are not afraid to throw rape around as an
    example, your theory needs work." -- Aqua, alt.polyamory

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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "Melba's Jammin'" wrote:
    > Serene Vannoy wrote:
    >
    >> Yep. We even make our own tomato juice from paste

    >
    > How much water for how much paste?
    >
    >

    Same as when you reconstitute frozen OJ... two cans water, one can vodka.




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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Food_Snob=AE?= Guest

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    On May 4, 9:35*pm, Serene Vannoy <ser...@serenepages.org> wrote:
    > Food SnobŪ wrote:
    > > On May 4, 3:46 pm, Serene Vannoy <ser...@serenepages.org> wrote:
    > >> Yep. We even make our own tomato juice from paste now (we buy paste with
    > >> no spices), since the day we noticed that all the tomato juice we were
    > >> buying was from concentrate anyway.

    >
    > > The Wal Mart brand is "not from concentrate." *It's cheap, and tastes
    > > good, at least as good as canned tomato juice can taste.

    >
    > I am so surprised that you shop at Wal-mart.


    If the competition is not as morally bad, they're just about as bad.
    When I notice that I'm out of eggs, milk, half&half, or the like, and
    it's 6:15am, I run up to WalMart, which is 3 or 4 blocks away. Their
    canned tomato juice is pretty good.
    The other things I buy from them are their generic "Equate" brand
    antihistamines and such.
    >
    > Serene
    >

    --Bryan listen @ http://www.MySpace.com/TheBonobos

    "The 1960's called. They want their recipe back."
    --Steve Wertz in rec.food.cooking 4-20-2009

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