This is pasato. In the summer, especially in the countryside, tomatoes are passed through a passa pomodoro, or "tomato passer," then bottled to be used to make sugo all year long. This is a very small portion of my neighbor's production. The whole family gets involved. Even the men.
Carolynn is a semi-Mexican freelance writer who divides her time between Los Angeles and New York, and anywhere else that piques her interest. She travels for the food, the fun, and the luxurious hotel beds (not to mention those deep-dish bathtubs...)