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Old 08-13-2019, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by pulykamell View Post
But where in Italy? In the south, you'll find ricotta variations. This is where the Italian-American versions of lasagna hail from.

Note, for example, the Italian article on lasagna from Wikipedia:

Lasagna takes on many different forms. There's versions made with pesto, with hard-boiled eggs, with meatballs, with cheeses other than parmesan (like mozarella and ricotta), with vegetables, etc. It's not all lasagna alla bolognese. (Though that is the most perfect form of lasagna. )
North, middle and in Puglia, although I do admit lasagne comes in many forms. If I'm ever in doubt about a dish, I'll go to the Italian food bible, the Silver Spoon.

I prefer my lasagne oozing with smooth sauce, so don't fancy the idea of ricotta at all. I sometimes add mozarella for a little soft cheesyness. I also like a pork/beef combo for a richer flavour. Cottage Cheese sounds bloody awful way to spoil lasagne.

Last edited by SanVito; 08-13-2019 at 10:05 AM.