My grandmother arrived in Boston in 1888, but in a way she never did leave Italy. She was born at sea, on the way over from Milan. The ship's captain presented my great-grandparents with the choice of draping either the Italian or American flag over their newborn. At sea, this choice of flags was entered into the captain's log to determine nationality. They chose the American flag, and my grandmother arrived in Boston Harbor as an American citizen. With her came the finest of recipes for Italian spaghetti sauce.
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- Homemade spaghetti sauce