Spaghetti bolognese - classic, Italian and instantly recognisable? Not so. On 25th of February 2019, the Mayor of Bologna, Italy, Virginio Merola, dropped an explosive detail on Twitter. He Tweeted a picture of the words spaghetti bolognese with the words #fakenews. This was in support of the fact that spaghetti bolognese does not exist in Italy.
There are two seasons that matter in Italy: November to March when winter black truffles are in season and May through to September when they’re once again in season during summer. Whilst truffles are considered a type of mushroom, they grow underground around the roots of broadleaf trees such as mighty oaks or hazelnut trees.
Pasta - one of the most recognised and loved foods in the world. In fact, we’d be hard-pressed to find a food that better unites people around a dining table. Still, this humble yet much revered dish is the subject of heated debate all over the world.
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