Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti with Unsmoked Bacon and Eggs

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Cook’s Canon: 101 Recipes Everyone Should Know

The Cook’s Canon

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2003

  • About

The oldest myth in gourmet mythology is the heroic tale of Marco Polo, intrepid Renaissance Venetian traveler, and how he imported pasta from the court of Kublai Khan in Cathay. Evidence for noodles in Italy before Polo is abundant. But if pasta is primordial in Italy, why does it also predominate in the national culture? One hardly needs to point out how pervasive this form of quick bread, whether extruded, rolled, or stamped out, is in the alimentary univ