This full-bodied Italian meat-based sauce is a staple of northern Italy's Bologna. It includes a small amount of tomatoes in a rich sauce with meat and other flavorful ingredients. Serve it on gnocchi or your favorite thick pasta (we prefer penne in our family) and dress it with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Be sure to have plenty of French or Italian crusty bread on hand to sop up this delicious meat sauce, and don't forget a great bottle of red wine. Oooooh the aroma , Ahhhhhh the flavor -- It's like being in Italy without the passport! Mangiare!