Cooking Pasta alla Carbonara

The original and only recipe for Carbonara Pasta

Part 1: The ingredients

Before starting the course, let's test your knowledge on Carbonara recipe!

Introductory quiz: what are the ingredients for the carbonara recipe?

  • spaghetti
  • bacon
  • parmesan
  • pecorino cheese
  • eggs
  • fresh cream
  • onions
  • garlic

The list of ingredients

Pasta: you can use spaghetti or linguine

Spaghetti: everyone knows that...

Linguine

Meat: bacon or 'guanciale'

Guanciale: harder and more delicate than bacon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanciale

Bacon : also accepted... but only because it's hard to find guanciale outside Italy. 

Eggs

Just normal eggs. I'm sure you can do without a picture. 

Pecorino cheese

No, there is no parmesan in the carbonara dish.

Pecorino cheese is easy to find, and that's what you should grate on top!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecorino_Romano

True or False?

  • There is fresh cream in carbonara pasta

Part 2: Cooking

Cooking advices

For detailed instructions you will need to follow the advanced course! ;)



What are your questions? Your commentaries?

Part 3: Let's eat!

How does your carbonara look like?