As a matter of fact, Ragù, also called abroad Bolognese sauce (it should be ragù alla bolognese), is often tortured, also by famous chefs!
DON’T put garlic, chicken, cream, basil, parsley, paprika, curry…. Nothing else than the list of ingredients indicated in my post about ragù. I mean, there are some small variations that can be made but not the ones proposed on foreign TV shows. They sell it as a “real bolognese”, but it’s not. Believe me.
For instance, I saw Gordon Ramsay putting oregano inside his ragù. Oregano is forbidden in real ragù!!! And oh my gosh! Also garlic!!!!!! I thought that a Michelin chef didn’t do this kind of mistakes! Another strange thing he did was spreading parmesan on pasta and then topping it with the sauce, while parmesan must be on top of all in this case.
Moreover, Jamie Oliver puts garlic and vinegar…. garlic and vinegar?????? Gosh….
Don’t listen to those people who will tell you that you can cook it 15-30 minutes.
Don’t even listen to those people who will tell you that ragù cooked in the pressure cooker is the same. It’s not true. to be perfect, it requires a long cooking and the respect of the traditional ingredients. It doesn’t mean that pressure cooker can’t be used, but it would be much better cooking it in a normal pot even if it requires longer.
Honestly, if you don’t have time at all and you need to cook ragù right in this moment, I prefer cooking it in a pressure cooker. Cooking ragù quickly in a normal pot is something I would never do.
I prefer cooking a different sauce if I don’t have time anyway.
Note: Obviously my posts haven’t any intention of offending anybody or of criticizing the goodness, quality and tastes of any dish or recipe. What I write is just a personal consideration concerning the adherence of recipes to the Italian ones, considering local habits, usages and traditions. The mood of the blog can be ironic and sometimes sarcastic, but with no aim of disappointing anybody. If somebody feels offended or struck by my words, please don’t. Moreover feel free to write me and explain your point of view (public channels like this blog are best welcome). It would be a pleasure for me. My intention is a constructive and sincere exchange of opinions.