Ralph's Sauce

I went on a trip to Italy after graduating from Emory in 2017. While I was over there, I fell in love with everything about the country, specifically the culture that surrounded the delicious Italian cuisine. People slowed down when it came to food.  The high-quality ingredients were nonnegotiable, the idea of spending hours preparing meals was more enjoyable than a hassle, and the concept of conversing over 2-3 hour meals with loved ones was just the way of life. 

Instead of getting friends and family back home trinkets and t-shirts as souvenirs, I decided to get everyone bags of pasta! I loved that they, too, would be able to slow down and create a fun Italian experience at home. I returned back to Atlanta with a luggage full of pasta of all shapes and sizes! 

This sparked an idea. The following week, I quit my job and decided to start The Pasta Market. From the beginning, I wanted to import all of the pasta we would sell. I then decided we would need a show-stopping sauce and started to do a bunch of sauce tastings to find the best pasta sauce out there. 

This is when Ralph's Sauce comes into the picture... 

One day, I tried a tomato-basil pasta sauce that was handed down from a chef out of Italy to a chef in Florida. I was told that Chef Ralph liked to go dancing with the ladies and didn't want to have bad breath, so he decided to leave garlic out of his secret sauce recipe. 

Unlike the other sauces I had tried, this pasta sauce tasted so incredibly fresh, like the tomatoes and basil were just picked. It could, without a doubt, amplify any pasta dish and, with one taste, transport you right back to Italy. 

Ralph's Sauce was the show-stopper I was looking for. It would become a staple of The Pasta Market, quickly becoming the best selling product at our brick and mortar stores, getting high regards in dishes at our restaurant, and arriving at people's front steps all over the United States. 

Jaque, Owner of The Pasta Market