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Recipe for family meals :

Marinara Sauce

This recipes comes from Dancer and Graphic artist Martin James. Martin, who originally comes from New Zealand, is now living with his wife and children in Copenhagen as he is currently principal Dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet. You will be able to find out more about Martin when his Biography page is published.

Being so gifted it seems unfair that Martin should also be talented in the kitchen as well but he has agreed to share some of his recipes with us which is great news.

"This all-purpose Italian-style tomato sauce can be used over pasta, in lasagna, on pizza, or with baked chicken".


4 strips bacon
1 medium onion, diced
1 tbsp garlic, minced
4 cups crushed (or ground) plum tomatoes
1 1/2 tbsp Basil
2 teaspoons Oregano
1/4 cup red wine (optional)

  • Render the fat from the bacon in a medium saucepan over low heat. Remove the bacon strips.
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft, but do not brown.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and simmer over a low heat for about two hours.
  • Stir often to prevent scorching.

Makes 8 to 10 servings

Martin James