This recipe for foolproof spaghetti carbonara appears as part of the Fine Dining Lovers series, The Secrets of Italian Food, with London-based Italian chef, Danilo Cortellini.
Nothing can be as potentially divisive or provocative with Italians than people altering a classic carbonara recipe. So here is the definitive recipe, using pigs' cheeks, egg yolks, black pepper and parmesan cheese, and served with spaghetti. A classic dish from the Roman tradition, known as one of Rome's 'four famous pastas', the carbonara is a simple dish that requires a very specific technique. Once you get it right though, it is easily perfected. Just don't, under any circumstances, add cream. Ever.
Discover how to do it properly here.