Contrary to the impression given, Steve, this old salt has indeed
tried Hunts, Contadina, Del Monte and similar tomato products for . . . decades. They are "average" to "lousy" at best in my personal estimation. Again just a personal opinion. And I've found so many people, which is unusual, to agree that that is generally the case and that the other great tomato products mentioned on this site are really super great for all kinds of tomato based sauces. Let's just agree to disagree. I don't
pizza sauce made with Hunt's tomato products -- or the like -- should be used in the same breath as the term "perfect
pizza sauce." Again, my strong personal opinion only. You think otherwise. Your spices are fine, as I said before. Again, I am just talking about the "base" tomato product used in connection with the term "perfect." And again, yes I have tried the base product . . . . . . many, many times, as most have on this site.
I entitled the thread "perfect pizza sauce" to get people to view it.
What? Just to view it and not expect responses with a contrary view?
. . . they must be "thin skinned WHO
is thin skinned?
Measurements provide accuracy and consistency.
No one can possibly disagree. But I'll never follow that "for better or for worse."
. . . somebody is going to deliver haughty criticism
I didn't see haughty criticism here. But if I came across that way, I am sorry.
I didn't intend to be condescending or insulting and I apologize if it was taken that way, Steve. Sometimes words or expressions in a blog response or email looks far different from what the author intended. I was hoping the words "please don't take this wrong" would connote that, but I see I was not successful. If we were talking across the table, I'm sure we would be fairly civil and friendly, even if disagreeing. Please continue to participate and make the best pizza product you can. Just be aware that if you should mention sauces with "those" tomato based products (not the spices you mentioned), you are very likely to find many people that just may hit the "back button" and disregard the report. --BTB