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Here are the ingredients: chopped celery, carrot and onion; lard, tomato passata, oxtail, red wine

The traditional recipe demands that, before adding the pine nuts, celery and raisins, one removes the sauce and uses as a pasta sauce.
From the heart of Rome, in the cattle slaughterers’ district, oxtail stew is considered to be the ‘queen of the fifth quarter’, or what remains of the cow after all the more prized cuts have been sold to the wealthy: thus we’re talking about offal such as the heart, spleen, tail and tripe.