SPAGHETTI, SOUTHERN STYLE

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It may seem like a contradiction in terms, but there is nothing more Southern than Italian-inspired Americanized spaghetti and meat sauce.  The version of spaghetti we eat in the South is about as authentic Italian as Chef Boyardee, but that doesn’t mean it’s not very good – if done correctly.  In the South we like big plates of spaghetti noodles with a thick, rich meat sauce on top, and probably copious amounts of sprinkled-on parmesan cheese.  All too often, however, we take the easy route when making spaghetti and meat sauce, to detrimental effect both in terms of flavor and healthfulness.

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