Tag: Bolognese Sauce

Basics & Tips

Pesto: What’s in a Name?

It seems to be everywhere…and not just the molto famoso “Ligurian” pasta with potato and green beans or with trofie pasta but dribbled or drizzled on anything you can imagine. But is that really “pesto?” Or, has the term “pesto,” which derives from the Italian pestare, meaning to pound or grind using a mortar and […]

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A New Toy!

It was the spring of 1986 and I had a big income tax return in my hot little hands and I knew exactly where I was going to spend it! Back in the day, Kitchen Aid stand mixers were not as easily found as they are now and once I did a bit of leg-work, […]

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“Official” Bolognese Sauce

This is it!  The “official” sauce from Bologna.  Buon appetito! 400 grams fresh pasta dough made with 4 eggs (never use spaghetti) 300 grams minced beef, the recommended cut is thin flank (aka skirt or finta cartella in Italian) but any good quality mince will do. 150 grams unsmoked pancetta, minced very finely 50 grams […]

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About Bolognese Sauce

No, I am not being a Bolognese Sauce snob, so there! There are many ideas on making a “proper” Bolognese sauce and the “correct” pasta to be used. Firstly, the sauce is a rather refined and delicate one. However, over time, it has become rather corrupted. It’s not a heavy, messy, stogy, tomato-meat sauce thrown on top […]