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The Godfather

Recipe: The Godfather sauce

If you’ve never seen The Godfather, I suggest you step away from your computer or phone right now and go watch it. The Godfather is highly regarded as one of the best films of all time. Released in 1972, it was the highest grossing film ever made at that time. It still stands as taking the cake, or for this article, shall I say, taking the meatballs, for the most influential gangster film ever made. This trilogy isn’t just another depiction of The Cosonostro (the family) or just another American take on the mafia.

This mob drama is based on the novel by Mario Puzo and focuses on an Italian-American crime family and their rise to power. The Godfather follows Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) and his son, Micheal Corleone (Al Pacino)’s fictional story from 1945-1955.

Micheal is reluctant to join the mafia but eventually becomes entangled in the inevitable cycle of drama and violence. Micheal marries an American wife (Diane Keaton) in an attempt to maintain a normal life. Even if you’re not a fan of organized crime movies, the names Brando, Pacino and Keaton should really sweeten the deal.

In the scene shown above, Micheal is talking to his wife and then gets a quick lesson of a tomato meat sauce. Personally, I do wish more conversations would end with a meat sauce lesson. Michael’s character in The Godfather is a tough man that doesn’t let anyone in, even his wife.

This scene is evidence of that. If you’re wondering why I may not have chosen the wedding scene, this scene ends with quick and direct instructions for how to make a meat sauce. Wait for the end, for the “little trick,” if anyone is interested in giving The Godfather sauce a try.