WHAT IS BIGOLI?
Possibly from the word “bigat” or caterpillar, this pasta was traditionally made from whole wheat flour. Today though artisanal producers also use semolina and duck eggs.
Bigoli was created as a deliberate regional play on spaghetti by making the tubes thicker. This cut become a local favorite during the 1600s in the Republic of Venice. Other factors that differentiate bigoli from spaghetti are the use of whole wheat flour, and it usually being cooked fresh (since its thickness would result in an uneven texture if dry pasta was boiled). Historically, much like with bread, poor Italians consumed whole wheat foods since processed white flour was much more expensive.
WHERE IS BIGOLI MADE?
The region of Veneto in northeastern Italy. In the local slang, bigoli is also a term for the male penis.
WHAT YOUR RESTAURANT’S REPLY TO A BAD SOCIAL MEDIA REVIEW MEANS?
You’ve had a bad experience at a nice restaurant after ordering a dish of bigoli. Being a kind person, you’ve raised some legitimate complaints and posted them online in the hopes of both vengeance and helping a small business to improve (albeit vengefully).
- COMPLAINT – “My silverware was dirty.”
- REPLY – “We’re sorry you didn’t enjoy your meal but thank you for bringing this to our attention.”
- TRANSLATION – Fuck you.
- COMPLAINT – “The restrooms were dirty”
- REPLY – “We’re sorry you didn’t enjoy your visit but thank you for taking the time to let us know about this.”
- TRANSLATION – People shit in there. Seriously, what did you expect, you people are animals!
- COMPLAINT – “The server’s hair was in my food”
- REPLY – “We are sorry to hear that you didn’t have a good time, we’ll be sure to look into this.”
- TRANSLATION – The biker bar around the corner would love to serve you…..up as an amuse bouche.
- COMPLAINT – “My food was cold”
- REPLY – “Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’ll bring this up to our kitchen to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”
- TRANSLATION – IT WAS A SALAD FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! Oh and, wait, it’s on the tip of my tongue, oh yeah I remember now, fuck you a lot.
- COMPLAINT – “I didn’t get the meal that I ordered”
- REPLY – “We’re very sorry to hear about this, please let us know next time you come in so we can apologize in person.”
- TRANSLATION – Someone did get that meal, karma’s a bitch. Please introduce yourself so we know who’s on God’s liste de merde.
- COMPLAINT – “The service was horrible”
- REPLY – “Thank you for your feedback! We’ll look into this ASAP and hope you’ll try us again soon.”
- TRANSLATION – Waitstaff and bartenders singing “fuck you” in a melodic choral mix of soprano, alto, tenor and bass.
- COMPLAINT – “I got food poisoning at your restaurant”
- REPLY – “This is the first time we’ve ever received this complaint, please email us to let us know which meal you ordered?”
- TRANSLATION – Hey, the staff eat here too! Show some consideration and let us know what not to order next time.
- COMPLAINT – “There was a very long wait despite having a reservation and there being a lot of empty tables”
- REPLY – “We’re sorry about the wait, and know it looks odd when there are so many empty tables available.”
- TRANSLATION – Hmmm, yeah, odd and there you were, all alone without your ankle monitor or Megan’s Law registration card, and you didn’t get a table?
- COMPLAINT “You didn’t cater to my weird, psychosomatic allergy that doesn’t exist!”
- REPLY – We’re sorry that we don’t offer that option here, but we are only a few minutes away from X restaurant which serves an imaginary allergen-friendly menu.
- TRANSLATION – Please go torment the jerk around the corner who I can’t stand.
WHAT SAUCES GO WELL WITH THIS PASTA?
If you’d like to see one of our recipes using Bigoli, check out Marinara sauce recipe!