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Photos, Recipes & CookTales For Those Who Enjoy Cooking

A CookTale

To those who remember Gino’s on Lex and 61st, I’m certain you’ll recall their famous Segreto Sauce. Never would they reveal the recipe – when asked their answer was always, “come back tomorrow”. Opened in the 40s, they closed after 65 years, and the Segreto Sauce closed with them. Before that regrettable event, I persuaded friends who were coming for the weekend to do their utmost to wangle a quart container from Franco, a partner and the chef. They did, and I transferred it into four 8 oz containers to be frozen and enjoyed as a wonderful reminder. Last evening, the last one found its way to the dinner table. I wonder if it might have been the last ever to be enjoyed anywhere? If Gino’s brings back memories to you, I’d love to hear about them.

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