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pancetta

bacon

Like bacon, pancetta is cured pork belly, athough the Italians usually like to roll it up before curing, and then cut the roll in very thin slices. It's eaten on its own as charcuterie, or as an ingredient in sauces and stews.

It's made all over Italy; pancetta di Calabria and pancetta Piacentina are DOP.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: ChefMattRock