For bolognese, Anne says she was doing it wrong until she went to Italy and they told her that her vegetables weren't cooked enough. She thought they were cooked plenty, but they hadn't achieved that brown "gunk" at the bottom of the pan that is the base of all flavorings for sauce.
So from then on, her mantra became "brown food tastes good" and she advises her viewers to brown the veggies in your bolognese almost to the brink of disaster.
I don't follow her recipe to the letter anymore the way I used to, but I always make sure to follow that sound piece of advice. I haven't made a bad bolognese yet.
|I'd say this is close to the brink of disaster. Time to deglaze.|
|Mmmm... now I'm hungry. Glad I have some leftover in the freezer.|
Check out Anne Burrell's pasta bolognese recipe and always remember that "brown food tastes good." :)