Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Real Roman spaghetti carbonara is made up of pasta, whole eggs, pancetta or_ guanciale_ (cured pork jowl), and pecorino romano cheese--never cream. It's simple, rich, and endlessly satisfying.André Baranowski

To make this dish the traditional Roman way, mix the cheese, eggs, pepper, and pork in a bowl to create a thick sauce before tossing it with the pasta. This recipe appeared in Eternal Pleasures, author Anya von Bremzen's tribute to classic Roman dishes (April 2010).