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The complicated simplicity of spaghetti carbonara
The complicated simplicity of spaghetti carbonara

Spaghetti carbonara is one of the simplest dishes to make — it takes only five ingredients, not including seasoning, and is done in less time than it takes for the noodles to cook. But sometimes the simplest dishes are the hardest to get right, and spaghetti carbonara is definitely one of those. Fry cubed guanciale, add cooked noodles, stir in eggs beaten with grated cheese. When done well, you've made a wonderfully creamy sauce rich with the flavor of cured pork and cooked eggs. But getting the mixture just right is tricky. If the noodles are too hot, the eggs will curdle when you add them. If they're too cool, the eggs will remain raw. Cooks have tried different...

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