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spaghetti alla bolognese


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  • First: Bolognese sauce doesn't exist. Its name is ragù (and surely not Ragú, either).

    Second: "spaghetti alla bolognese" are a fake Italian food. Ragù is served with tagliatelle, or a similar pasta all'uovo (egg pasta).

    April 10, 2008

  • Oh yeah... mmm... tagliatelle.... alla cinghiale... ooohh...

    April 10, 2008

  • Interesting stuff Prolagus. Is it true that in Italy spaghetti is generally not a main course, but a side dish usually?

    April 10, 2008

  • Not exactly... Spaghetti are (in general) the first course (average serving size: 100 g of dry pasta), followed by a meat/fish dish. So basically they are half of your lunch/dinner (at least when your mamma is the cook).

    April 10, 2008

  • So spaghetti is plural? What's the singular, spaghetto?

    April 10, 2008

  • Yes! Even if it's quite unusual to use spaghetto*, not surprisingly...

    *except in one case: prendersi uno spaghetto (to "take oneself" a spaghetto) means to get frightened.

    April 10, 2008

  • Hahaha! Oh, I must use that immediately.

    And thanks for the Italian culture lessons, Prolagus. :-)

    April 10, 2008

  • Wot, no spag bol?

    April 10, 2008

  • Also see spaghetti bolognese.

    December 6, 2016