A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 22, 2018
Spaghetti Bollock-Knees (Spaghetti Bolognese)

"Spaghetti Bollock-Knees” is a jocular way to say “Spaghetti Bolognese.” “#cannibalmenu spaghetti bollock-knees” was posted on Twitter on February 20, 2010. “On my last trip to Italy I discovered a traditional pasta dish made by stewing the patellas and testicles of a pig. I don’t know why Spaghetti Bollock-Knees isn’t more well known” was posted on Twitter on January 23, 2018.

“What kind of pasta is made from horses?"/"Spaghetti bowl o’ neighs” is another Spaghetti Bolognese joke.


Wikipedia: Bolognese sauce
Bolognese sauce /bɒləˈnjeɪziː/, known in Italian as ragù alla bolognese [raˈɡu alla boloɲˈɲeːze; -eːse], ragù bolognese [raˈɡu boloɲˈɲeːze; -eːse], or simply ragù, is a meat-based sauce originating from Bologna, Italy, hence the name. In Italian cuisine, it is customarily used to dress “tagliatelle al ragù” and to prepare “lasagne alla bolognese”. In the absence of tagliatelle, it can also be used with other broad, flat pasta shapes, such as pappardelle or fettuccine. Genuine ragù alla bolognese is a slowly cooked sauce, and its preparation involves several techniques, including sweating, sautéing and braising. Ingredients include a characteristic soffritto of onion, celery and carrot, different types of minced or finely chopped beef, often alongside small amounts of fatty pork. White wine, milk, and a small amount of tomato concentrate or tomatoes are added, and the dish is then gently simmered at length to produce a thick sauce.
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Outside Italy, the phrase “Bolognese sauce” often refers to a tomato-based sauce to which minced beef (or pork) has been added; such sauces typically bear less resemblance to ragù alla bolognese being more similar in fact to the ragù alla napoletana from the tomato-rich south of the country. Whereas in Italy ragù is not used with spaghetti, so-called “spaghetti bolognese” has become a popular dish in many other parts of the world.

Twitter
BatClown‏
@philtilston
#cannibalmenu spaghetti bollock-knees
5:03 PM - 20 Feb 2010

Twitter
John O’Donoghue‏
@JOD45
Replying to @TheFagCasanova
@TheFagCasanova I call it Spaghetti Bollock Knees because altho I’m not very well hung my balls do hang very very low. #spagbollox
11:17 AM - 30 Jan 2011

Twitter
Bateman‏
@Bateman1972
My parents cooked spaghetti bollockknees tonight. It was absolutely gorgeous. I’m sharing this information with you as there’s nowt on tv.
2:04 PM - 3 Mar 2011

Twitter
William Stafford‏
@williamstafford
@mattwhatsit Surely the best Italian bathtime repast is spaghetti bollock-knees
#gettingmycoat
2:54 PM - 21 Apr 2011

Twitter
Nathan Badger‏
@natboyslim
Spaghetti bollock-knees and a movie tonight. I picked ‘Dark Skies’ to watch before seeing ‘Evil Dead’ was an option. They can’t be swayed…
2:02 PM - 18 Aug 2013

Twitter
ann gallagher‏
@marieannswift
Replying to @SkintDad
@SkintDadUK one of my kids called it spaghetti bollock knees - for years !!
1:55 PM - 9 Mar 2015

yen y. chong
Social Dinner evenings at Home in Suburbia
March 25, 2015
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Chic and stylish events on paper, these dinners have seen a huge progression from the bangers n mash, spaghetti bollock-knees, shepherd’s pie or chilli con carne offerings in the 1970s, 1980s.

Hippo’s
Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Dinner Tonight
So as I am cooking some form of “spaghetti bollock knees” for dinner tonight I got stuck into peeling the veg just after lunch.

Twitter
Phil‏
@fullenglish71
I’ve just spilt a bowl of pasta and sauce all over my lap. I’ve got spaghetti bollock-knees
12:02 PM - 31 Mar 2017

Twitter
Keith Garrow‏
@keithgarrow
On my last trip to Italy I discovered a traditional pasta dish made by stewing the patellas and testicles of a pig.
I don’t know why Spaghetti Bollock-Knees isn’t more well known.
#1PUN
1:57 PM - 23 Jan 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
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