Jon Bon Jovi fans can now listen to “Livin’ on a Prayer” while eating a bowl of pasta topped with his family’s new sauce. The Grammy Award winner’s father has released his own line of tomato sauces called Bongiovi. Bongiovi, also the singer’s last name, comes in garden style, arrabbiata or marinara.
The history of the sauce is explained on the site: “Passed down three generations, the Bongiovi family recipe originated in the town of Sciacca, Sicily, in the late 1800s. When Great Grandma Bongiovi would prepare the sauce, she made enough to feed the neighborhood. This tradition was passed to her son, which was then passed to his son and then passed again to his three sons in America.”
Bon Jovi, 50, and his father, John, launched Soul Kitchen in October, a Red Bank, N.J., restaurant that allows customers to pay what they can afford for a meal. If they can’t pay, customers work in the kitchen for their food as part of the Bon Jovi’s JBJ Soul Foundation.