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Favorite brand of canned tomatoes? Domestic or Imported?

kelvin_of_ranard | Sep 8, 201909:25 AM     21

A recent batch of pork ragu was ruined by a spoiled can of tomatoes! Hours of work wasted because I failed to taste test beforehand [it was a very popular US brand]! My grocer says this is increasingly common [Really?] and recommends DOP only (La Fiammante is his preferred brand), but both are pricey. America’s Test Kitchen judges favored SMT which are Pomidori grown in the US. Understanding recipe often dictates the varietal, which brands do Hounders favor and why? Does the added basil common in most Imported brands [to save costs] cause recipe problems?

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