Just found this thread while looking for a sauce recipie. So much to explore here!
Your sauce looks incredible, and I'm going to give it a try. It's been a real weak spot for me. I can't seem to get right. But, I've suspected there is anise, or maybe fennel? in some of the local pizza joints sauce that I like around here. THAT, might be the missing link!
I don't have a food mill, is there another common kitchen utensil like a colander that might work for straining?
I'll let you all know how it comes out. And when I get a little better at this I'll try the crust. Your whole pie looks great but one thing at a time.