This is emphatically not your 30 minute dinner. It is one of the great treasures of Italian cuisine. And despite the length of time it takes, this version is not entirely labor-intensive. A great part of the time is the slow simmering of the rich meat sauce. It sits on the stove for 3 hours, requiring only an occasional stir and tasting to make sure its seasonings are correct. It is even better if you let it rest overnight and allow the flavors to fully develop. Then the next day, the assembly is actually quite speedy, as long as you have the right kind of pasta.
Our Tour de France, Part 2 - A trip to the Loire, Chablis and Burgundy in France, to eat, visit outdoor markets, sip wine and tour chateaus.
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