Italians love their bacon, as we do, but pancetta isn’t the bacon you may be used to.
Unlike American bacon, pancetta is not sliced from a slab but rolled into a neat cylinder. It’s also not smoked but pepper-cured. It’s even eaten raw on crostini and in sandwiches.
Of course, you can also cook your pancetta and enjoy it in this pasta dish along with good bread and fresh grapes for dessert.