Carbonara | Basics with Babish

Binging with Babish

Published on Aug 15, 2019



Carbonara has been the subject of some severe bastardization here in the states, where we regularly eschew Italian tradition in favor of garlic, bacon, and green peas for some reason. Today we're doing both the old-school and illegitimate versions of the hotly-contested dish, both of which deserve their place in your grandmother's handwritten recipe cards. See those chefs tear me apart here: Music: "A Beautiful Life" by Broke for Free + Traditional Carbonara shopping list: 1/2 pound guanciale (can substitute with pancetta) 3 large eggs 1 egg yolk 4 ounces of cheese (Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano) Ground black pepper Spaghetti noodles + Modern Carbonara shopping list: 1/2 pound thick cut bacon Parmesan or Romano cheese 3 large eggs 1 egg yolk Ground black pepper Garlic 1/3 cup starchy pasta water Bucatini noodles