Bolognese (Tail to nose eatings?)

My attorney has just recovered from his 24hr ‘smash-you-up’ bug.. He was bad man.. Bad.. Must be the weather.. Or summat else!

So.. His ideal recipe is as after his research and to be fair I will be following his recipe for sure tomorrow.. The sauce doesn’t turn out too gloopy.. Yet has a stickability that makes the pasta sing..

Enjoy x (I am eating multiple ice-pops whilst Mrs Fitz snoozes x)

Sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin…

In the time that we have been in this world, hundreds of Italian chefs have tried to cook bolognese sauce in order to show the world how to make the classic recipe correctly.

While the dish has been a staple for millions of diners around the world for decades, Italians claimed the original recipe has become so corrupted it is in urgent need of culinary rescue. I aint too sure about that when is ‘your dol-mi-oo’ day hahha x

Gourmands insist that the popular dish’s apparent simplicity is deceptive, and throw their arms up in dismay when they see chicken or turkey used as a substitute for the key ingredient, minced beef. To be fair you can read why.. Disappointing, I remember a dish made with TVP that real weird stuff that is supposed to be like meat.. A cooking lesson from a bad book if you ask me..

In an attempt to restore the integrity of the dish known to millions of British diners as “spag bol”, nearly 450 chefs in Italian restaurants in 50 countries cooked spaghetti bolognese on an unconfirmed Sunday with authentic ingredients including pancetta, carrots, celery, onions, tomato paste and a dash of wine.

They had to conform to a recipe set down in 1982 by the chamber of commerce in Bologna – the home of bolognese.

Most people, get the recipe wrong from the very start, purists insist. Instead of spaghetti, they say it is tagliatelle that should be cooked to go with the rich meat and tomato sauce, making it “tag bol” rather than “spag bol”. Rubbish I say! However does it really matter as long as you love it and get that dribbly chin and merrily sit down at the table or sofa to enjoy!, yet can you turn the fork into the spoon or do you cut it up with a knife!

“Along with lasagne, spaghetti bolognese is the most abused Italian dish. There are some crazy versions out there,” said Massimo Bottura, a bolognese “virtuoso” who runs a restaurant in Modena. The worst he had ever eaten was in Bangkok. “It was terrible,” he told the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

“Abroad, when they offer spaghetti bolognese, it’s often something that has nothing at all to do with the original,” said Alfredo Tomaselli, the owner of Dal Bolognese, in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo, who counts among his past customers George Clooney. Hey c’mon now.. Really? Really? Get over yaself perhaps? Let’s eat what we like when we like it huh? X

“It is always the great classic recipes that get most twisted around,” said Alessandro Circiello, of the Italian Federation of Chefs.

(Nothing beats getting a little twisted every now and then huh? Ahem x)



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