Spaghetti alla Carbonara or simply Carbonara is a type of pasta dish. It is made with meat and an 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.
Some people claim that the name Carbonara comes from the black carbon look that the peppers give off. Others believe that the origins of Carbonara come from an old dish eaten by shepherds in Lazio. This dish was called cacio e ova.
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