More videos from this episode Tasting Taste In our tomato sauce, we're looking for nice mix of tastes: acid plus sweet, with some salt and sour in there, too. So how does this phenomenon work? How do you taste tastes? Pasta and Fresh Tomato Sauce with Garlic and Basil Extensive testing uncovered the secrets of a quick-cooked fresh tomato sauce that is both hearty and brightly flavored. Rustic Slow-Simmered Tomato Sauce with Meat How do you get robust meaty flavor and thick, rich texture into a basic tomato sauce? We tested eight cuts of meat and found that ribs make the most flavorful sauce.