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Spaghetti Carbonara

Neil joins long time friend and fellow chef Steve Manfredi to learn the secret of a perfect Carbonara the italian way!
This is essentially a Roman dish and, like many well-loved dishes, has been tampered with by chefs and home cooks to the point where the original, elegantly simple preparation has been lost.
The Italian original uses air-dried pork cheek- guanciale- not bacon, which in any case is smoked.
While it is difficult or near impossible to get here in Australia, air-dried pork belly- pancetta- is acceptable.
It contains no cream- an infuriatingly silly addition that seems to have gained in popularity.

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Posted by Julie418 • 1y ago • Report
This is one of my favorite meals! I sure will try this recipe!
Posted by SuzanV • 2y ago • Report
What is with the 0.33cup & 0.25cup???? What's that in normal measurements for goodness sakes lol
Posted by Lorraine • 6y ago • Report
I never liked Spaghetti Carbonara until I tried this one. Now I cook it all the time. It is sooo much better without the cream!
Posted by JD130 • 6y ago • Report
Was wondering if anyone else noticed the black bug that appeared on the raddichio that Neil Perry was chopping during the video for the Carbonara ? !!!!!!
Posted by puskas • 6y ago • Report
it's a great dish to cook, very easy and tasty. the video helped alot thanx for that!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Clyde • 4y ago • Report
I have been cooking this one for years and its fantastic. Rick Stein does a similar Carbonara but he puts the pasta (when cooked) in the pan with the panchetta, adds the egg etc and cheese and stirs. Top with more cheese when serving.
Posted by DL97 • 2y ago • Report
Making it yet again tonight!!
Posted by DL97 • 3y ago • Report
I am still making this dish on a regular basis---NOTHING beats the genuine article !!
Posted by DL97 • 3y ago • Report
I am still making this dish on a regular basis---- nothing beats the genuine article!!
Posted by LittleGourmet • 4y ago • Report
mmm looks delicious :)
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