Via Mezzocannone, 75, Napoli, 80134 NA, Italia
Ragù in Naples is a very serious thing. And when we say “very serious” we mean it affects marriages. Eduardo composed a full poetry to enhance its value fully; and you should not confuse it with ragù meat. Never ever!
A proper ragù is something you cannot really explain, and you will never get the rid of it: when you think it’s over, then the most important moment comes… the “scarpetta” (dipping). Made with our bread, “la scarpetta” requires expertise and years of practice.
Take the bread – ideally the end part, very crunchy with very few of the soft inside part – use your technique doing that circular movement that can be of 180° or even 360° (it really depends on how much ragù sauce you have in your plate) to grab all the ragù and bring it to your mouth, with love! Oh my goodness! Don’t you reckon it’s one of the most emotional things you can do in your life? (ok, when you have your first child you can move it to a second place).
“Tandem d’asporto” have never disappointed us. Instead, lots of wives go there to buy their ragù secretly pretending it’s theirs to regain their husbands and old friends. Lets talk about their bun with ragù meatballs. Should we really talk about it? You have to go there, NOW! Leave home. Stop reading. Stop it. We said stop reading and go to “Tandem d’asporto”.
Ok then. Lets continue.
Enter their little shop and order a bun with ragù meatballs. Take something like 200 tissues and give it bite. You will soil yourself so much. Amazing! (do you think we are foolish?)
Be prepared you will start soiling your face, your hands, your shirt, and maybe even your shoes. At this point bring your swimwear and ask them if you can dive into their saucepan. It doesn’t matter how dirty you are right now… you might want to stay there all day long or you might continue your day, happy, with your dirty shirt, which will make you a real man… or even better, a real woman!
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