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Italian grandmothers' classic Bolognese requires slow-paced cooking with plenty of sampling. (Amy Thielen / For the Enterprise)

Sauce of the Italian 'Nonna' is a savory blend of ingredients

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Bolognese is one of the great master sauces of Italy, the namesake sauce of the Bologna region, the part of Italy famous for its use of rich meat sauces, cream and butter in addition to olive oil.


This sauce can be as simple as a ground beef with tomato "ragu" or as multi-layered as this version, whose ingredient list clearly supports the supposition that "more is more," as we have two kinds of meat, a long-cooked vegetable base, wine, herbs, cream and lots of grated parmesan.

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