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Mayor of Bologna says he's sick of tourists ordering spaghetti bolognaise
UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 10 March 2019 | Leigh Mcmanus

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 ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Humor; Local News
KEYWORDS: bologna; communist; cookery; eussr; fumayor; italy; lasagne; mayor; merola; spaghettibolognaise; spaghettibolognese; tagliatelle; tortellini; virginiomerola
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1 posted on 03/10/2019 12:23:11 PM PDT by dennisw
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‘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.


2 posted on 03/10/2019 12:24:02 PM PDT by dennisw
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Mosgt of us associate the name with an inexpensive, inferior lunch meat. I would much rather live in Genoa or Soppresata.


3 posted on 03/10/2019 12:24:40 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: dennisw
During 1970s Merola became a member of the Italian Communist Party, of which Bologna was a solid stronghold.

-Wikipedia

How did I know?

Regards,

4 posted on 03/10/2019 12:24:54 PM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: dp0622

All I know is that this article has made me hungry.


5 posted on 03/10/2019 12:26:53 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: dennisw

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.


6 posted on 03/10/2019 12:27:24 PM PDT by Kozak (DIVERSITY+PROXIMITY=CONFLICT)
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To: dennisw
is it on the menu???
7 posted on 03/10/2019 12:27:25 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Weird Al - My Bologna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4_G7HHJ0GE


8 posted on 03/10/2019 12:27:52 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: dennisw

Rice a Roni....

NOT a San Francisco treat!


9 posted on 03/10/2019 12:28:53 PM PDT by 2banana (Were you)
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To: dennisw

Well. Isn’t he gracious.


10 posted on 03/10/2019 12:28:58 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

bolognese is Great.

Mom made a fantastic sauce.


11 posted on 03/10/2019 12:29:09 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: dennisw

He should be happy people aren’t ordering bologna sandwiches.


12 posted on 03/10/2019 12:29:22 PM PDT by Twotone (While one may vote oneself into socialism one has to shoot oneself out of it.)
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To: Army Air Corps

I LOVE Bolognese :)


13 posted on 03/10/2019 12:29:47 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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It’s wonderful.


14 posted on 03/10/2019 12:29:48 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dennisw

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.


15 posted on 03/10/2019 12:29:52 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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What about that Olive Garden special - Baloney Alfredo?


16 posted on 03/10/2019 12:29:58 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, rescue a pit bull.)
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To: dennisw

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.


17 posted on 03/10/2019 12:30:07 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: dennisw

I prefer spaghetti carbonara.


18 posted on 03/10/2019 12:30:43 PM PDT by aomagrat (Brains have been washed. Wheels have been greased. Fear has been mongered.)
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To: Chode

....if this is all this clown has to worry about...


19 posted on 03/10/2019 12:31:04 PM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: trisham

Hi!

Yes it is!

Hope you are well. :)


20 posted on 03/10/2019 12:31:09 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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