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The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1991

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Ragù, or Bolognese sauce, is a meat sauce to serve with all sorts of pasta including lasagne. If it is cooked long and very gently, it becomes rich, almost creamy, and aromatic with the addition of herbs and grated nutmeg. Make the sauce in advance and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, or freeze it, and then reheat from frozen while you cook the pasta. To make it really creamy, you can stir in a little double cream before serving.