Spaghetti alla Bolognese

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Spaghetti alla Bolognese | Thyme & Honey

The majority of people seem to have a very strong opinion of what does and does not constitute Spaghetti alla Bolognese. While I was researching this dish I came across some very strong-worded comments, mainly focused on the relevance of authenticity, the use of garlic and the type of pasta used. Also it seems that every mother in the world is the creator of the ‘best’ spaghetti Bolognese ever made, unsurprisingly.

But why are people so fiercely defensive about the way they cook this relatively simple dish? The Italians, well I get their beef (pun-city), after all theirs is a cuisine that has been somewhat butchered by the world to the point where now true Italian cooking is decided by authenticity alone, which ultimately shits on the efforts of those without nonna’s cookbook as a guide. But on the other hand, us Brits with our Worcestershire sauce and Heinz tomato…

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