Seriously, it’s only about spagbol?
Yeah. And what of it. Maybe we’re a little bit weird. Maybe we’re just leaning into the fact that every time we raise the topic of ‘so, do you eat much SpagBol?’, conversation flows. Sometimes it gets deep. Sometimes it gets personal.
We’ve had new couples refuse to do a SpagBol cook-off because it’s “too early in the relationship for that”. Young love is fragile and for better or worse, Australia seems to have decided that how good your SpagBol is, directly equates to how successful you are as a fully-grown adult.
So yeah, people get funny about SpagBol, and we love it. We love you, you over-thinking, rabbit hole diving, procrastinating, competitive, bastardised-Italian-meat-stew cooking Australian. Welcome aboard.
What we’re doing
As my mother used to say, right before slamming a 120km tennis serve down the centre line at my 10-year-old self, ‘there’s nothing wrong with a bit of healthy competition’. Which naturally leads to us wanting to scour the country, poll constituents and gather the reviews, to finally make a decision on Australia’s Definitive SpagBol recipe, once and for all. Impossible, you say? Yes, probably. But we’re going to give it a red-hot go. Then we’re going to get that recipe replicated and put in a can (Spaginacan, it’s been done before), and take it to Canberra for our Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (rhymes with Bolognese), to declare it Australia’s National
What can you find at The SpagBol Project online headquarters
Information about where The SpagTruck is this week and what versions of Spag (and other tasty treats) it’s serving up for you to test…
Recipes, and lots of them. The key here is variations of SpagBol – yours, your neighbours, 27,000 other people who are as vested in their own version of this dish as you (and we) are, recipes from chefs, politicians, food journalists, cheese makers, authors, celebrities. Not just about Bol, but all the things that go with it, pasta, desserts, garlic bread, salad, drink concoctions… the full SpagBol meal night requirements.
There’s also a bit of weird stuff about particular ingredients, techniques and traditions, musings, podcasts, celebrity cook offs, and the all-important CWA signature offering of teatowels and aprons printed with our recipe, or even your recipe, as the perfect gift for everyone you love (or want to remind how good you are in the kitchen).
tHE RULES OF (FOOD)FIGHT CLUB
I. No SpagBol Left Behind
Got a SpagBol recipe that your grandma whispered to you on her deathbed? Share it! Whether it’s a family heirloom or a “what-the-heck-did-I-just-create?” masterpiece, we’re all ears (and taste buds).
II. SpagBol’s Got Secrets
Every family’s got a secret ingredient, and it’s not just Uncle Bob’s infamous garlic breath. Worcestershire sauce, beer, Vegemite, or something weirder? Spill the beans, err, sauce!
III. Mad Scientist Approved
Have you ever thought, “Hey, Spaghetti Bolognese would taste amazing with kimchi and Sriracha”? Or maybe you’ve gone vegan and turned SpagBol into a plant-based wonder. The crazier, the better. Let’s innovate like culinary mad scientists!
IV. Let’s Settle It in the Kitchen
We don’t do debates; we settle things in the kitchen. From “Ultimate SpagBol Showdown Saturdays” to “Weird Ingredient Challenges,” we throw friendly food fights that get those creative juices flowing.
V. The Cooking Underdogs
Are you more of a “burn-water” cook than a Michelin-star chef? Perfect! SpagBol (Food)Fight Club is a safe space for culinary underdogs. No judgment here; we celebrate your culinary courage!
VI. Cyber Culinary Clan
We’re more than a bunch of food fanatics; we’re a quirky, close-knit foodie family. We swap tips, share our weirdest kitchen mishaps, and support each other through kitchen disasters (happens to the best of us).
VII. Mutual Recipe Respect
From classic Italian Ragù alla Bolognese to the craziest SpagBol concoctions, we give every recipe a big, saucy high-five. Share and let share; it’s the only way we roll.
VIII. Ancient and Proud
Sure, we embrace the weird, but we also cherish tradition. Share your grandmother’s ancient SpagBol recipe, complete with secret rituals and family chants. We’ll show it some love.
IX. SpagBol School
The ring is a haven for learning, whether you’re a cooking newbie or a pro. From cooking hacks to odd ingredient discoveries, we’re all about the culinary knowledge exchange.
X. We’re on a SpagBol Mission
This club isn’t just an online community; it’s a saucy revolution. It’s about coming together through our love of food and sharing the quirky, creative joy of Spaghetti Bolognese. Let’s make every meal a hilarious, delicious party!