Back to Bologna and real bolognaise (recipe)

  La dotta, la rossa, la grassa. These are the nicknames given to the city of Bologna by Italians. La dotta (the educated) because it boasts one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. La rossa (the red) because of its distinctive red-brick architecture. And la grassa (the fat)? Because of its … Continue reading Back to Bologna and real bolognaise (recipe)

In Bologna (with no spaghetti)

This article is about Emilia-Romagna.                                               A recent ad on Italian TV said, 'If Italy was a house, Emilia-Romagna would be the kitchen.' Many¬†Italians from other regions might throw up their hands in … Continue reading In Bologna (with no spaghetti)