Skip to comments.Mayor of Bologna says he's sick of tourists ordering spaghetti bolognaise
Posted on 03/10/2019 12:23:11 PM PDT by dennisw
Mayor of Bologna says he's sick of tourists ordering spaghetti bolognaise in his city because the pasta dish 'doesn't actually exist'
Virginio Merola wants his northern Italian city to wash its hands of the dish He said it 'doesn't exist' and went as far as to call the pasta dish 'fake news' The 64-year-old democrat is leading his vehment campaign on social media
The mayor of Bologna is on a passionate crusade against spaghetti bolognese, condemning it as 'fake news'.
Despite it being famous the world over, Virginio Merola wants his northern Italian city to wash its hands of the dish.
He said it 'doesn't exist' and went as far as to call the pasta dish 'fake news'.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
‘Spaghetti bolognese doesn’t actually exist, yet it’s famous the world over,’ Bologna mayor Virginio Merola told Italian radio broadcaster RAI.
‘What we’d prefer the world to know is that Bologna invented tagliatelle, tortellini and lasagne.’
The 64-year-old bespectacled democrat is leading his campaign on social media where he is calling out for images from fellow Italians disgruntled by the apparently mythical dish.
‘Dear residents, I am collecting photos of spaghetti Bolognese from around the world (speaking of fake news),’ he tweeted last month.
‘This one is from London, please send me yours,’ added, along with a photo of a restaurant chalkboard advertising the ‘specialty of the house,’ spaghetti bolognese.
His outcry has received many replies that would incense Italians. Not least a Danish squeezable pasta sauce.
Mosgt of us associate the name with an inexpensive, inferior lunch meat. I would much rather live in Genoa or Soppresata.
How did I know?
All I know is that this article has made me hungry.
Remember watching an episode of Top Gear. Richard Hammond wants nothing except to eat spaghetti bolognese in Bologna and can’t find anyplace to eat it.
Weird Al - My Bologna
Rice a Roni....
NOT a San Francisco treat!
Well. Isn’t he gracious.
bolognese is Great.
Mom made a fantastic sauce.
He should be happy people aren’t ordering bologna sandwiches.
I LOVE Bolognese :)
Probably Brits. Spag Bol is one of the first things a college kid in England is taught to make. When I used to visit Sicily, you would see Spag Bol with Chips on the menu.
What about that Olive Garden special - Baloney Alfredo?
All I know is, Bolognaise meat sauce is wonderful. The recipe I use is a six to eight hour process and is worth every minute.
I prefer spaghetti carbonara.
....if this is all this clown has to worry about...
Yes it is!
Hope you are well. :)
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