"Every summer, we gather as a family in a corrugated steel shed to make sauce. There are crates of tomatoes as far as the eye can see. It takes all morning and much patience, but we eventually complete the task. This is followed by a lunch of pasta with freshly made sauce.
This tradition is probably not uncommon amongst many Australian families which have Italian origins. The Australian novel and film Looking for Alibrandi somewhat accurately portrays what the greater Australian public have come to know as ‘sauce day’."
- Raffaele Piccolo, As Australian as ‘spag bog’ and ‘special fried rice, independentaustralia.net, 27 July 2014.