How to Can Tomato Sauce: A Rite of Passage in Italian America

August is the time of year when Italian Americans (and apparently Pinterest stars and serious foodies) begin teaching how to can tomato sauce. A haze of tomato clouds envelops the kitchen and mammas say a little prayer every 15 minutes as the process tests the air conditioning, stovetop, not to mention marriages and the will to survive. During an unprecedented pandemic, canning…