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Major of Bologna Rubbishes Spaghetti Bologna’s

Written by on March 11, 2019

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Major of Bologna Rubbishes Spaghetti Bologna’s

The mayor of Bologna is on a passionate crusade against spaghetti bolognese, condemning it as ‘fake news’.

Despite it being famous the world over, Virginio Merola wants his northern Italian city to wash its hands of the dish.

He said it ‘doesn’t exist’ and went as far as to call the pasta dish ‘fake news’.

The 64-year-old is leading a social media campaign against the dish, asking for others to join

‘Spaghetti bolognese doesn’t actually exist, yet it’s famous the world over,’ Bologna mayor Virginio Merola told Italian radio broadcaster RAI.

‘What we’d prefer the world to know is that Bologna invented tagliatelle, tortellini and lasagne.’

He is leading his campaign on social media where he is calling out for images from fellow Italians disgruntled by the apparently mythical dish.

He told The Telegraph: ‘It is strange to be famous all over the world for a dish that isn’t ours.

‘Of course we are happy that it draws attention to our city, but we would prefer to be known for the quality food that is part of our culinary tradition.’


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