Spaghetti alla Carbonara

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Pasta is popular and there are many easy to prepare meals that use this inexpensive ingredient. There are so many shapes and varieties of pasta that a home-chef can choose from. This recipe for Spaghetti alla Carbonara is our featured recipe from 'Cooking With Nonna', which is one of our favourite Italian sites, where blogger, Rossella, shares with us her Grandmother and her cooking techniques in some very fun cooking YouTube videos.

Spaghetti is an Italian word, so that means you can speak Italian, (just a little bit)! This word itself mean little twines. How appropriately named as spaghetti resembles little straight sticks. Pasta is the Italian word for paste. If you have ever done paper mache, the glue is made from flour and water. Of course pasta uses eggs, flour and a little bit of salt and from these very basic ingredients, you can make so many fantastic dishes! Spaghetti is the most popular shape for Pasta, and we dare say the most fun to eat. Children especially love to 'sip' up the long pasta noodles and of course in Disney's famous 'Lady and The Tramp' movie we are all familiar with the scene where each dog 'sips' in the spaghetti noodle to the point of a potential kiss. There is some romanticism that goes along with this simple food, plus it's Italian, and Italy signifies Romance.

There are countless sauce recipes you can serve with spaghetti using tomato based sauces or cream sauces. The Spaghetti alla Carbonara uses only eggs, Romano cheese, olive oil, salt, and pepper to create the 'coating' for the pasta. Plan to put this dish on your weekly meal plan as it is quick, inexpensive and simply delicious.

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