Is carbonara just Alfredo?
The difference between an Alfredo and a Carbonara: Alfredo is basic – pasta, cream, parmesan, parsley. Carbonara is a little more complicated – pasta, onion, pancetta, garlic, egg yolks, cream, parmesan, parsley.
What does carbonara mean in Italian?
Carbonara literally means coal miner’s wife in Italian. Carbone means coal. Some say the dish was first made as a meal for Italian coal miners. Others say it was originally made over charcoal grills. And then some say it is called carbonara because of the black, freshly milled pepper.
Is carbonara a sauce or a dish?
Carbonara – The sauce of Italian traditional cuisine
Everyone loves this dish and everyone try to copy it, but only Italians know how to cook it really well! There are many variants in which someone use bacon rather than guanciale (cheek) or who use zucchini rather than bacon (on vegetarian style).