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Spaghetti Bolognese and other things about pasta

posted 19 Dec 2016, 11:39 by Tony Kirby   [ updated 19 Dec 2016, 12:01 ]

Sounds like the most egregious thing about this concoction, if you are from Bologna, is that the dish is attributed to your town given that it doesn't exist there. Worse, the combination of the  'crumbled meat', tomato and pasta is all wrong.
In Bologna you apparently don't eat spaghetti but usually tagliatelli which you have fresh not dried.Those fiendish  British also added herbs where the classic dish doesn't have them.  

So as you eat your bastardised classic Bolognese, I think the key learning is that there is so much in life available to offend those who are of a mind to be offended.  For example in the picture below I notice there is a new fangled stemless wine glass, which shouldn't be pictured with a classic dish. Can't tell whether there are herbs as well as spaghetti in the bolognese or not tho...