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A Quick and Easy Italian Recipe


Everybody knows how good pizza is, but how many actual italian recipies do you know?

We are not talking about breadsticks and chicken alfredo, we are talking about real italian recipies that are as tasty as simple to make.

The quickest and tastier one is called “Carbonara”, or “Pasta alla Carbonara”, and it’s a kind of pasta that has a really old story.

In fact the first person to make a good plate of Carbonara was Vincenzo Corrado, in 1773; however his recipe didn’t contain all the ingredients that are now typical of the dish.

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We are going to have to wait until 1881, when Francesco Palma makes the first authentic and official Carbonara, full of all the ingredients necessary.

The ingredients, to satisfy a single person, are:

  • 100 grams of pasta, traditionally spaghetti or “rigatoni”
  • 150 grams of guanciale, a specific part of the neck and the cheeks of the pig
  • 2 egg yolks, make sure to separate them from the egg whites.
  • 100 grams of parmesan cheese or pecorino cheese

In order to cook this delicious meal you are going need a boiling pan, a pan to cook the guanciale, a medium-size bowl and a fork.

While the water is boiling cut the piece of guanciale in little but thick stripes, and start cooking them on the pan, without adding either salt or oil.

As soon as they are crispy take them out of the pan and dry them between two pieces of paper.

In the bowl put the egg yolks and the parmesan/pecorino cheese and a spoon of the fat left on the guanciale’s pan and start mixing all with a fork until the texture is dense enough not to move in the bowl.

When the water is boiling add the pasta and cook until it’s “al dente” and put it in the pan where you cooked guanciale.

Add the egg yolk and cheese mix and mix in the pan until it has spread out on every piece of pasta.

Eventually, add the guanciale on top of the pasta and you are ready to go.

The recipe is really easy to make, and it usually doesn’t take more than 40 minutes to make.

This is your chance to show your friends how good you are in the kitchen, so, what are you waiting for? Go and try it!

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A new school year has came, either you are brand new to a high school or you might be returning for another year, or if your this specific student then you might have traveled the world to be able to come to America to try high school in the American view.  Massimo Ciashetti is a foreign exchange student that is from Italy. He has come to Grantsville High School all the way to Utah to try highschool in the American way and see how things are different here than it is in Italy.  He decided that he wanted to try something new and come to school here in America. When he and his family went on a family vacation to America they went to Los Angeles and visited the Grand Canyon.  After they got back Massimo was interested in coming to school here in America to try something different and he thought that it would be an amazing experience.  Him and his family found an agency that is for foreign exchange students and they got all of his information and put him on the website for any family in America to choose him to come live with them and go to school in America.  A Family in Grantsville Utah chose him to come live with them and go to school in Grantsville. I asked him, “Why did you choose to come here? There is seriously nothing here. He said, “ I was put on a website for foreign exchange students and a family here picked me and that's why I came here” He can’t choose where he gets to go. He got picked by a family and then he traveled all the way from Rome, Italy to New York to Chicago then to Salt Lake to meet his new family in America. He still has been trying to get used to everything.
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