In this episode I talk about ragù alla bolognese and its much maligned anglo-saxon cousin, spaghetti bolognese.
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The episode includes:
- Personal recollections of spaghetti bolognese
- The mayor of Bologna’s infamous spaghetti bolognese tweet
- The Italian attitude towards spaghetti bolognese
- Ragù alla bolognese
- Ragù in my family
- White ragù v red ragù
- The development of the pasta condimento in Italy
- Pappardelle alla lepre
- The French origins of ragù (ragoût)
- Pellegrino Artusi’s maccheroni alla bolognese
- Denti di cavallo pasta
- The Mary Berry controversy
- The development of the current ‘official’ recipe
- Where did spaghetti bolognese come from?
My recipe for ragù alla bolognese
The Mayor of Bologna’s reaction
The Mary Berry controversy