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An Intellectual Battle: Proving the Non-existence of Spaghetti Bolognese

  • One of my long-standing intellectual battles has been to prove the non-existence of Spaghetti Bolognese: you might be interested in watching this BBC video or read this comprehensive Wikipedia entry in order to get an in-depth introduction to this fundamental ontological problem. And be careful, there are people that are trying to convince us that Spaghetti Bolognese exist starting from a very early age.

  • You should try Tagliatelle alla Bolognese instead, i.e., the real thing. This survey about Italian food recipes that are not from Italy at all might also be helpful. Even Michael Portillo recently investigated this very important issue in a BBC documentary - watch this video. And this is an article from the Guardian about some Spaghetti Bolognese heretics.

  • For more about what Bologna can offer in terms of food (real food, not fantasy one) and culture, you might want to take a look at this New York Times article (and also this) and this Guardian article.


Last updated: 14 February 2020.