I’m cheesy. Carbonara is smoky. That’s the beauty of using bacon. A few weeks back I Channeled Carbonara by swapping peas for bacon using an Epicurious recipe (with capellini in place of farfalle). And while still delicious, there’s nothing like the real thing. Only critique from David: more bacon!
Tonight I made Farfallini Pasta Carbonara from Gourmet using the Epicurious.com iPad App. I swapped capellini in place of bow tie pasta, and didn’t have bacon. Didn’t matter, it was delish!