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rigatoni alla carbonara

today's lunch






today i was in charge of preparing lunch for marco's dad. i tried to emulate the incredible rigatoni alla carbonara that i had tasted in an old osterea in rome to which my flickr friend, mirko, took me for lunch kindly (grazie 1000 di nuovo, mirko!!!). this dish changed the concept of the carbonara completely in my mind. it was one of the most delicious pasta dishes that i had ever tasted in my life. the bacon pieces were crunchy, the sauce was rich, creamy and flavorful, and the pasta was perfect al dente (grrr... i hate to see myself talking like a gourmet critic ^_^;) from that moment, i decided to forget about all the recipes that i had tried before. they don't mean anything any more.


today's first attempt was OK. i managed to make the sauce rich, creamy and flavorful, but the bacon could be more browned and crunchy... there is still room for improvement. but, marco's dad complimented the dish and ate it up happily, as saying, "buono, buono" :D

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Taken on July 3, 2007