It is said that Italians feel that eating food in bianco (white food) serves to settle an upset stomach and give the internal organs a rest.
That is pretty much why I decided to make Spaghetti with garlic, onions & guanciale from Molto Italiano on Tuesday.
We have had a hectic week so I've been making lots of repeats (including that awesome chicken, sausage & sage dish), with a quick trip up to Oregon over the long weekend, so something simple was in order. This dish is basically Amatriciana without the tomato sauce. I used pre-cubed pancetta from Trader Joe's in place of the guanciale (it is on my list of things to do, really!... too many charcuterie plans, so little time). I found that it didn't really crisp up like I wanted it to... next time I'll just use good bacon. This dish was nice, but not spectacular. I also subbed parmesan as I was all out of romano (a situation that has now been remedied).
No picture, it was pretty un-photogenic and looked nothing like the picture in Molto Italiano.
Next up some new stuff, plus I'm baking an old traditional English/Australian pudding today. Yikes!