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Spaghetti Bolognese | Gennaro Contaldo | #MyFoodMemories | AD

September 2, 2019

Hi guys! Me and Hotpoint are bringing to life people’s incredible food memories. The lovely Pippa here sent in her food memory of the most amazing spaghetti bolognese she could ever of dreamt of. It was amazing. Luigi made it for, her she had the best timing in it and the only person to bring that memory back to life is Gennaro Contaldo. Over to you buddy. If you want to see more of this lovely story and win some fantastic Hotpoint appliances, just click on the link. Right let me tell you a little bit about Pippa. When she was a little girl she used to go down in Devon with the grandparents, and she used to eat this fantastic spaghetti bolognese. She had it in a restaurant called Luigi when she was a little girl. So much love, so much passion. She used to sit at exactly the same table over and over again, and this restaurant is not there anymore. She asked us to recreate it. We tracked down this chef who used to work for Luigi, and me and Hotpoint, we will do it, and you will enjoy, including you. First of all, you need the pan straight on the gas. Fantastic to cook on Hotpoint hobs, you’ve got great control. So knob of butter. Lovely olive oil. Here we got the lovely pancetta. At the same time you need about half carrots or so. Carrots will give me that sweetness. One stalk of celery. You need about half an onion. And you sweat everything. You can see I chopped everything very very fine, because in Pippa’s memory, there was not chunks of carrots, no chunk of onions, no chunk of celery or anything. Here I have 250g of pork and 250 grams of beef. So she said she ate pork and beef, so I use them both. Put it in a little bit at a time. If I do that you can see the water which has come out from the meat. We need that water to disappear. All the meat will start to become very very small. I’m going to use about 150ml of very good wine. Now I’m going to use tomato puree, 3 and a half spoon. Stir with the mix. Now, vegetable stock. 1 bay leaf. Put some lovely fresh oregano inside. Keep on stirring. Now we’re gonna season it. A little bit of salt, lovely black pepper. Lets stir it. Now cover it and let it it simmer for about 45 minutes. Now and again, give it a stir. Look I can’t believe it! I already cooked spaghetti. As I am an Italian we always like to put all the pasta inside the sauce. Keep stirring. Turn it off Pippa I’m sure you’ll like it. Let’s have a little bit of parmesan. Hold on a minute! Pippa said she had a lot so let’s do for it! Yes! drizzle of lovely olive oil. Fantastic. Oregano, some rosemary. Pippa this is spaghetti bolognese made with lots of love and passion, the way you remember Mmm! To help Pippa make this, Hotpoint are gonna give her a gas hob. If you want to win a lot of Hotpoint kit, enter the competition, click the link and enjoy. Arrivederci!


  • Reply Dave LaBadie August 15, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Looks scrumptious. I love his passion and explanations of how to do it. Thank you.

  • Reply CodeCommand August 24, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Don't toucha my spahgeto

  • Reply xristina xristofi August 27, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    italian cuisine is so overrated… its just pasta and pizza pfff big deal

  • Reply TheColbertois September 12, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    This guy is fantastic.
    Liked and subscribed… :))

  • Reply Giorgio Galeazzi September 29, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Just a remark. RAGÙ has to be cooked for minimum 6 hours and please do not use spaghetti but TAGLIATELLE

  • Reply Sophie G October 31, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Les recettes ont l'air bonnes sa serais bien que vous mettez un sous titrages en français car on comprend rien et dire les quantités des ingrédients ! Merci

  • Reply Danny White October 31, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Mines a mucha the betta ima cooky tanighta

  • Reply Cristina Abrudan October 31, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    I just love your personality and everything you do😍🤗🤗🤗 salutti from Roumania!

  • Reply Prügelkatze0815 November 7, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    I use white wine instead of red. And i put a Little Bit milk in it 🙂

  • Reply Rita Battaglini November 11, 2018 at 10:28 am

    spaghettibolognese is so rich and very good!!!

  • Reply Samantha Avery November 27, 2018 at 6:22 am


  • Reply Rocky Dee December 24, 2018 at 2:57 am

    This guy looks like Unser from Sons of Anarchy

  • Reply Bjarne N December 28, 2018 at 11:15 am

    When this guy talks, people listen…kinda like the godfather…lovely food

  • Reply Wolf Lord January 4, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    My mom makes it almost the same 🙂

  • Reply Etiruza January 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm


  • Reply michela leoni January 13, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    I tell you a secret .. I'm from Bologna and I can assure you that spaghetti Bolognese does not exist!

  • Reply Kirk Pinkney January 19, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    surprise he didn't throw in any garlic or ligma

  • Reply James Usman January 20, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    It looks so tasty

  • Reply Tom Dewsbury January 20, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    No tomatoes or mushrooms?
    Tastes good good in a pie

  • Reply Ardent Shrew February 15, 2019 at 7:01 am

    He forgot the jar of Asda Bolognese sauce!

  • Reply Alex Alexandru February 20, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    You ruin the whole video and recipe with that puree from a tube. Are you kidding me? You couldn't find some fresh tomato juice? And btw, it looks much better when you chop and do everything from scratch. If i remeber well, you use to do that, Probably now you are too famous and too busy, to chop vegetables. 🙁 It's a shame…

  • Reply The Four Horsemen February 27, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    I just made this, it’s absolutely delicious

  • Reply G R March 10, 2019 at 11:57 am

    The mayor of Balogna just announced that there is no such dish called spaghetti bolognese in Italy. Look it up.

  • Reply nazneen tamboli March 13, 2019 at 5:07 am

    I tried it today without the pancetta bacon,sausage and used cooking wine and just minced beef instead. Still came out decently, the gravy at the end of 45 minutes simmer is a really great texture

  • Reply Shalini s March 21, 2019 at 3:16 pm


  • Reply Zhangir Kabdulkair March 24, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Gennaro is the most Italian Italian I’ve ever seen

  • Reply Irene Florencia March 30, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    irene florencia

  • Reply TelSia March 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Love Gennaro's personality. 🙂

  • Reply Bjartur Pálmarsson April 10, 2019 at 8:06 am

    I'm from Bologna and spaghetti bolognese DOESN'T EXISTS. This "recipe" was born from british or americans 😂😂😂

  • Reply sara habouba April 15, 2019 at 8:30 am


  • Reply Philipp Styles 2 April 17, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    for 2 person eating?

  • Reply Ste Fan April 22, 2019 at 6:59 am

    I make this Bolognese every Sunday with this recipe shown. But I also add chopped garlic, rosemary, oregano, small amount of majoram and of course salt n pepper with the stock. Also important to whisk the meat so it becomes smaller and doesn't burn on the pan. I also blend the vegetables in a nutribullet blender with some water. I have to cook the vegetables a bit longer to reduce the water in the vegetables but my god the end product is delicious with thyme, reggio Parma cheese and basil. Thank you Gennaro!!

  • Reply Vanja Raduljeskovic May 8, 2019 at 10:18 am

    I love how Italians always drench the pasta in the sauce. Whenever I try to do that in my house I get the stinky eyes and 'whatever for' looks.

  • Reply RAC official channel rac May 30, 2019 at 10:18 am

    You are amazing Gennaro 🍅 🍅

  • Reply haval 7 June 1, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Lol I love and hate this guy

  • Reply Lleyton Nowlan June 6, 2019 at 5:35 am

    You can cook for me anytime Gennaro your pasta dishes always look great.

  • Reply Ravi Ladva June 7, 2019 at 10:26 am

    No seasoning, going to be bland.

  • Reply Nathan Smith June 12, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Can’t stop making this 😋

  • Reply Ruben Janse July 7, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    I would easily eat 4 times this portion. So tasty!

  • Reply Sean Chapman July 13, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    I’m British so I added garlic, sorry Italian

  • Reply Charlie Brown July 21, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    JO ruined the video with his intro

  • Reply Bettina bettina July 22, 2019 at 1:50 am

    You don't use Spaghetti with Bolognese.. penne . U use penne or wide pasta. It's suppose to have a golden color. He is not full Italian

  • Reply TheWicKid July 24, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    What can i use instead of Wine? i am a Muslim, so using any alcohol is not for me. Also is beef stock just as good as vegetable stock?

  • Reply TheWicKid July 26, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Any substitute for vegetable stock? Will knorr beef stock cubes work? Or just beef stock?

  • Reply Mark Talbert July 31, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Who toucha my spaghet?

  • Reply Mik4!sh August 5, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    I am 13 years old and made it easily, my parents got vert impressed. This is the best spaghetti i have ever eaten. Thank you!!

  • Reply Delia Flores August 21, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    What is the yellow liquid?

  • Reply Kimberly Butler August 22, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    No cream?

  • Reply Tony Cilento August 29, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Genna' e spaghetti ca' bolognese s fann sul in America e inghilterr
    Tagliatelle or rigatoni
    Don’t call it bolognese if you are using a stock! No pancetta?
    I feel sorry for the authentic italian dishes being changed all the time.

  • Reply adriaan redeker August 29, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Why dont you use fresh tomato?

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