Paolo Vasapolli

Bolognese sauce on tagliatelleMeat sauce belongs on a wider noodle, says executive chef Paolo Vasapolli.

Bolognese sauce makes for a meaty meal

In Italy, a meat sauce like his would never be served over spaghetti, says Paolo Vasapolli, executive chef in Food Services.

“It doesn’t adhere properly to that shape of pasta,” he says. “But my sauce is perfect with flat egg noodles like tagliatelle, or a tubular penne or rigatoni.”

He offers this recipe for a slow-cooked sauce, just like mama used to make.

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