In this week's recipe, we decided to share with you our favorite pasta dish, the Spaghetti Carbonara.
This dish was created in the Lazio region (the area around Rome) in the middle of the 20th century, after World War Two. Since then it has been adopted by the Romans and is famous worldwide. For this recipe, you'll only need 5 simple ingredients, guanciale, eggs, pecorino cheese, and lots of black pepper. Ingredients like cream, milk, garlic, or onions are completely forbidden if you really want to make an authentic Spaghetti Carbonara.
320 g (0.71 lb) spaghetti
200 g (0.44 lb) guanciale or pancetta, cut into 1.5 cm (0.6 inches) pieces
80 g (0.17 lb) pecorino romano or parmesan cheese or or both, very finely grated
Freshly ground black pepper