Homesick New Yorkers yearning for some of Nonna's Secret Family Recipe Red Sauce now have the flavors of home just one online order away—if they have the cash to afford it, that is. Sunday Gravy, a jarred concoction of braised meats and tomatoes that has been popping up at city-wide markets, is now available for $35 for a 32-ounce jar. But why would you spend your hard-earned dollars on this when you could pay a quarter of the price for Hizzoner-approved Ragu? In their words:

Sunday Gravy is a slow braise of succulent beef and pork, sausage and meatballs, simmered with plum tomatoes, garlic and basil. It is prepared with our own carefully sourced ingredients, along with the most important element passed down from generation to generation; love.

For the uninitiated, Steven Smith, mastermind chef behind the grandiose gravy, defends his product to the Post, explaining that "if someone doesn’t know the product and isn’t seeing it and tasting it, they compare it to an $8 jar like Rao’s. That’s a tomato sauce versus braised meat and tomato.” According to their Twitter, Sunday Gravy has been doing regular tastings at Dumbo's West Elm Market—where you can also purchase a jar of the meaty sauce for the reduced price of $25 a jar—should you want to put your mouth where your money is going, or something like that.

We can make a tentative case for a product like this. Making a sauce of this kind—and yes, we have done it before—takes not only a dedication of hours to build but also a great financial investment. Buying pork shoulder, beef chuck, meatballs and sausage plus all the vegetable and spice components adds up quickly, especially if you're buying quality ingredients. And really, when it comes down to it, this kind of price point is nothing new for New York City's haute food product market. Is this really any different than paying $9 for a four ounce jar of mayonnaise?