We’ve recently completed a short survey amongst 2,000 adults about how we make one of the nation’s favourite dishes… Spaghetti Bolognese. The results are quite surprising!
Our Bolognese survey found:
- Only two in ten people follow a recipe when making Bolognese, adding favourite ingredients from the cupboard including Pesto, chilli and even chocolate!
- Other popular additions include olives, gravy and paprika, with ingredients to bulk out the sauce and make it more hearty, such as bacon, lentils and baked beans.
- The average household makes the dish twice a month and nearly half eat Spaghetti Bolognese at least once a week.
- Ingredients get more adventurous when there are no children at the table at the same time – think chocolate, chilli and Tabasco.
We are delighted that everyone enjoys this dish, ‘though of course, in Italy we never serve a Bolognese with spaghetti: we prefer tagliatelle. Try our ‘Boost your Bolognese’ with its 20 umami-rich ingredients, to add flavour and depth to your favourite recipe.
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