YOU, CONSTANT READER, will tire of hearing about penne with tomato sauce before I will ever tire of tasting it. It makes frequent appearances on our table. The penne are organic and made of whole wheat, and cooked, you may be sure, al dente.
Cook made the tomato sauce last fall, using a recipe from Alice Waters's book My Pantry — I believe it requires tomatoes, olive oil, and salt, little more. It is the best tomato sauce I've ever tasted and I'm grateful for the quarts of it on our own pantry shelves.