You’ve probably heard of pizza but what about pinsa? Know where to get hot freshly prepared pasta dishes in Rome for under €5? Ever had bucatini all’amatriciana? Local food blogger Diana aka BrowsingRome.com answers all in this fantastic cheap eats guide to Rome on the BudgetTraveller
Guanciale is Italian cured pork cheek or jowl. It's traditionally used in classic pastas, like spaghetti all carbonara and bucatini all'amatriciana. Because it's largely fat, guanciale has a more seductive pork flavor and delicate texture than cured meat that comes from the belly (like pancetta, which is a common substitute, though the flavor isn't the same).
All'amatriciana sauce is a simple, delicious and quick pasta sauce with pancetta, onions and tomatoes. It's tasty and satisfying. If you're watching your carbs, give it a try on zucchini noodles "zoodles"