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Pancetta

Italian cured belly pork, a similar cut to streaky bacon, but cured with salt and spices. Pancetta can be bought pre–sliced or diced from supermarkets, or it can be cut as needed if bought from the delicatessen. Pancetta is made either as pancetta stesa, which is the whole piece of meat, or pancetta arrotolata, which is rolled and occasionally smoked with pepper and cloves.