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Old 06-13-2006, 02:13 PM   #11
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I've never put cream of any type in a Bolognese sauce (but then I don't put carrots in either!)
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Old 06-13-2006, 02:49 PM   #12
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No, I don't use cream at all either.

I did not used to put carrots in, but I use very finley chopped carrots and celery in a lot of things I never used to. I did it when I was a nanny to get veg into kids and now find I am doing it a gain to get veg into my husband! LOL. He loves veg, but would rather eat pasta. I now find I prefer it with the addition of the carrot and celery, which gives an (almost) unnoticable sweetness from carrot and depth from the celery.
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Old 06-13-2006, 02:56 PM   #13
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Cream (or milk) is a definitive ingredient in Bolognese sauce.


Bolognese; alla Bolognese
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Named after the rich cookery style of Bologna, Italy, Bolognese refers to dishes served with a thick, full-bodied meat and vegetable sauce enhanced with wine and milk or cream. The term alla Bolognese (in French, la Bolognese ) on a menu designates a pasta or other dish sauced in this manner. The Italian term for this sauce is ragu Bolognese , or often simply ragu .
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Old 06-13-2006, 05:57 PM   #14
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Must be a British interpretation, Jenny. I have NEVER added milk products to a tomato base, unless it's to a tomato soup!
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Old 06-13-2006, 06:06 PM   #15
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I have used light cream before, but if it is just 2 tablespoons and I would not worry too much.

Which restaurants in Waltham do you like? There are so many to pick from. I have not been to Moody St. for a while. I bet there are a number of new places I should try.


Franca's near the commuter rail. They have excellent pizza, and Italian dishes! I go there to meet up with friends at least once or twice a week.

In fact, I was just there Sunday evening! I had a healthy meal though, which consisted of grilled chicken with salad.


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Old 06-13-2006, 06:55 PM   #16
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Franca's near the commuter rail. They have excellent pizza, and Italian dishes! I go there to meet up with friends at least once or twice a week.

In fact, I was just there Sunday evening! I had a healthy meal though, which consisted of grilled chicken with salad.


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Franca's makes really good pizza. Wood-fired brick oven baked as I remember. One of my favorite spots is Domenic's on Main Street. It's a Bakery/Deli that makes some really great sandwiches.
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Oh, so then you've ALREADY BEEN to Franca's. Yeah, I forgot to mention that it's brick-oven-baked.

I may try Domenic's one day. I'm making the Bolognese now, as we speak.


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Oh, so then you've ALREADY BEEN to Franca's. Yeah, I forgot to mention that it's brick-oven-baked.

I may try Domenic's one day. I'm making the Bolognese now, as we speak.


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Let us know how it turns out!
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:50 PM   #19
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Going good so far!

The sauce is just about where I want it. It's reducing down and thickening up. I'll soon be adding the cream into it.


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Old 06-13-2006, 09:16 PM   #20
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Since you are using so little, what would you do with the rest of it if you are trying to cut fat and calories?
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