The legend associated with the famous Neapolitan rag, also praised by the great de Filippo in his poem entitled precisely 'or rrau'

In Naples at the end of 1300 there was a Justice of the White Company, which ran the city 'walk invoking "mercy and peace."
The company arrived at the "Palace of the Emperor" still exists in the way courts, which was the home of Charles, Emperor of Constantinople and Marie de Valois, daughter of King Charles of Anjou. 'At that time the palace was inhabited by a gentleman that was the enemy of all, the rude and cruel and that everyone was trying to avoid. The preaching of the company persuaded the people to make peace with your enemies, but only the nobleman who resided in the "Emperor's Palace" decided not to accept the invitation of the whites always nurturing old grudges and tenacious. Not even when he gave his son for three months in arm to the nurse took off her hands and crossing them shout from the bands' three times: "Mercy and peace."
The nobleman was blinded by anger, resentment and vengeance kept, and one day his woman, intenerirlo to prepare for him 'a dish of macaroni. Providence fill 'the dish with a sauce full of blood. Finally, moved by the miracle, the stubborn lord, is pacified 'by his enemies and dress' the white robe of the Company.
His wife following the unexpected decision, prepare 'new macaroni, that even the time magically became red. But that mysterious sauce had a strange and inviting scent, very good and the Lord nell'assaggiarla I 'which was really good and tasty.
The name is 'so' "rau" the same name of his child.

'O' rra, the poetry of Eduardo De Filippo pays tribute with a poem of his Neapolitan rag in his play Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

'O 'rra
'O rra ca me piace a me
m' 'o ffaceva sulo mamm.
A che m'aggio spusato a te,
ne parlammo p ne parl.
io nun songo difficultuso;
ma luvmmel' 'a miezo st'uso

S,va buono:cumme vu tu.
M ce avssem' appiccec?
Tu che dice?Chest' ' rra?
E io m' 'o   mmagno p m' 'o mangi...
M' ' a faja dicere na parola?...
Chesta carne c' ' a pummarola

The recipe

The meat rag is not about 'pummarola. how to recite the poem by Eduardo. It is not easy to make and also to be tasty as that of the mother of Philip de requires a long cooking. Currently we use to call a sauce of tomato rag in which meat is cooked. The sauce, as it says Eduardo, was cooked over a coal firebox and had to cook for at least six hours! The pot in which you should cook a pot of clay is wide and low, and the need for rimestarlo cucchiarella of wood. The sauce is the Neapolitan dish, and Sunday basis for other equally tasty dishes, such as the typical lasagna in Naples is prepared with the well of God during the Carnival period.


- 1 kg. of veal stew, - 2 medium onions, - 2 liters of tomato sauce, - A tablespoon of tomato paste, - 200 gr. olive oil, - 6 pork ribs (ie pork ribs), - 1/4 liter of red wine, preferably Gragnano - Basil, - Salt

The legend of rra