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Carbonara with some pepper on top.

Spaghetti alla Carbonara or simply Carbonara is a type of pasta dish. It is made with meat and a egg custard. The meat can either be guanciale or pancetta. The egg custard is made of egg yolks, black pepper and parmesan and/or pecorino.

Origins[change | change source]

Some people claim that the name Carbonara comes from the black carbon look that the peppers give.[1] Others believe that the origins of the Carbonara come from an old dish eaten by shepherds, in Lazio. This dish was called cacio e ova.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bianchi, Do (2012-10-29). "Carbonara, a new theory for its origins and name". Do Bianchi. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  2. Forti, Laura (2021-04-05). "Carbonara, la ricetta originale dal 1954 a oggi [Carbonara, the original recipe from 1954 to nowadays]". La Cucina Italiana (in Italian). Retrieved 2023-02-09.