Tomato sauce is fine and good most of the time. But, some days, you pine for pig on your pasta. Spaghetti alla carbonara is sure to sate your suine-filled cravings. Pan-crisped pancetta and aged pecorino adorn this pasta.
In Florence, an Italian university student showed me one of Italy’s easiest recipes: aglio, olio e peperoncino. Garlic (aglio) and chili (peperoncino) get sauteed until fragrant in rich olive oil (olio).