In fact, bacon is my husband’s favorite vegetable. Therefore this Spaghetti alla Carbonara is making it into this month’s recipes.
Truth be told, I miss eating meat and I figured just a little bit of bacon, how much harm could it do?
Fine, I guess I failed my challenge. But it was worth it. This spaghetti dish was totally worth it. So if you’ve never heard of Spaghetti alla Carbonara it’s an Italian pasta dish that can be made with spaghetti, fettucine, rigatoni or bucatini. The main ingredients in it are cheese, bacon, eggs and black pepper. It’s a simple dish, and I think that simplicity makes this dish a star.
According to wikipedia, this dish was first made as a hearty meal for Italian charcoal workers which gave rise to the term “coal miner’s spaghetti”, which is used to refer to spaghetti alla carbonara in parts of the United States. The word Carbonari means charcoalmen. Interesting, eh? I love finding out little facts like this.