This Is The Secret To Lady Gaga's Bolognese Recipe

The question of whether a spaghetti dish or recipe is authentically Italian has inspired plenty of debate over the years. Celebrity chefs from Giada de Laurentiis to Alton Brown have weighed in with their own tips and tricks on everything from the pasta cooking process to secret-ingredient spaghetti sauce.

Those battles have even boiled down to whether one should add white wine or red wine to a traditional Bolognese, which has in the past caused Twitter uproar and intense chef debate (via The Drinks Business). Though many swear by red, the Accademia Italiana della Cucina (Italian Academy of Cuisine) has clearly laid out dry white wine as the preferred addition to the classic ragú alla Bolognese.

But, though Italians are known for taking their food very seriously, Lady Gaga has just given her fans a welcome (and seasonally appropriate) compromise. "I put rosé in my Bolognese," she posted on her Instagram page this week. "Making dinner with love and some spicy Italian gravy."

Lady Gaga's surprising culinary credentials

As a proud Italian-American (not to mention as an Instagram icon with 43 million-plus followers), Lady Gaga's recommendation will likely end up carrying more weight than the average home cook — or maybe even professional chef. According to Today, she has mentioned her beloved Bolognese more than once on her Instagram page. In 2014, she posted a pic of her sauce cooking on the stove, while in 2015 she said, "Making a fresh steak bolognese just like grandma," with an accompanying image of her wielding a knife in the kitchen.

Indeed, she does have a foodie-family background: The New York Times notes that her parents own a "casual neighborhood Italian spot" in New York City. And Gaga's own cooking skills have been given the thumbs-up by Australia-based executive chef Amy Hamilton, who personally tasted two pasta dishes cooked by the pop star herself (via Hamilton reported, "Turns out Gaga wasn't just a deadset legend who loved food, she was also a bloody good hand in the kitchen."

Today surveyed some well-established chefs to put Gaga's rosé-infused Bolognese theory to the test, and all of them said, in a nutshell, "Why not?" But, if you want to experiment at home, they simply recommended avoiding fruity or sweet styles and choosing drier blends instead.