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No red sauce for me

I feel a bit like a traitor in saying “no red sauce for me” as spaghetti using the Garofalo red sauce is a wonderful version of marinara, and actually the first post I did for this blog.  But, when a girl just wants some plain spaghetti, I try to follow the classic version of Spaghetti Alla Carbonara, as I did last night.   Although I have had pasta Alla Carbonara many times before I never really knew what “carbonara” meant in Italian – some say it is a “hearty meal for the charcoal workers” and apparently it dates back to the middle ages.  That was a surprise!