Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Sunday Ragù
Lately, Sundays have found me in the kitchen making something interesting… to me, at least. Yesterday I had a hankerin’ for Ragù alla bolognese.
When I say “ragù” I don’t mean something in a jar! Ragù alla bolognese is a classic from one of the truly amazing foodie regions of Italy – and that’s saying a lot – Emilia-Romagna and, so they say, Bologna in particular. The denizens of Bologna, as a matter of fact, have codified the “official” recipe via their chamber of commerce. You can use this ragù (French ragoût from ragoûter… “revive flavor”) directly on various shapes of pasta or