Lasagna alla Bolognese comes from Italy, but i guess you already knew that 🙂
Looking at the etymology, most probably the name “lasagna” comes from Greek word “laganon” which means flat sheet of pasta dough. Other theory says that it comes from greek word “lasanon” which means “chamber pot”. In Italy the first time was mentioned in the book “De re coquinaria”, written in the late 4th or early 5th century AD by Marcus Gavius Apicius. De re coquinaria described Roman cooking recipes. There is also another theory saying that the recipe was developed based on English dish called “Loseyn” in 14th century. This recipe didn’t contain tomatos, as they arrived to Europe after Columbus.
Almost in every house I know, Lasagna alla Bolognese is standard dinner dish. It’s considered as quick and easy. And that’s how I got to know lasagna – quick and easy. After I have lived in Italy I have tried another version of that dish but that still wasn’t this I discovered looking for traditional recipes. The real Bolognese supposed to be cooked for over 2 hours and trust me, you have never easting such minced meat before. It’s the best lasagna I and my husband have ever eaten. The traditional way of cooking won again!