I've been thinking about Spaghetti Carbonara lately so I put it on the list for this week.
As I was reheating the leftovers of this dinner for my lunch today I got to thinking about my history with spaghetti carbonara. I had my first bowl of carbonara in England, of all places, with my very dear friend Big S (who I know reads this blog but rarely comments...everyone wave hello to Big S.) She and I both love food and while we were in Norwich for our junior year abroad she discovered Pinocchio's on St. Benedicts Street. Unfortunately they don't have a website, but trust me it's a cute place. I'm fairly certain she had never had carbonara before either and we split a plate, without bacon in her portion since she's a vegetarian. It was heaven, rich and creamy and fantastic. I was hooked. After leaving England I promptly forgot all about carbonara until I saw Lidia make it on her show one day. I started making it again and I've been a fan ever since.