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Old 04-17-2013, 09:01 PM   #21
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...I notice however how passionate Italian cooks can be about what is "authentic" and what is not with this dish, it makes me roll my eyes.....
It's not just the Italians. I've had discussions here with several members over this. One guy tried to convince me there is only one authentic Hungarian Goulash recipe. There are very few dishes that can be traced back to a documented single point of origin that makes it the original for real.

The vast majority of traditional recipes had multiple points of origin in households in a region and spread out from there. I'm sure every housewife in Hungary back in the old days had their own version of goulash and their families liked hers best.

Not to mention that food doesn't recognize political borders. I'd bet some of the Austrian households just over the border from Hungary make a goulash very much like their Hungarian neighbors across the street.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:28 PM   #22
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:00 AM   #23
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Thanks for posting this nice recipe ! Spaghetti alla carbonara are definitely delicious and one of my favorite pasta dishes ( with Bucatini all'amatriciana)
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:02 AM   #24
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Oh what a great recipe -- thank you so much for posting!
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:09 AM   #25
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I make it often, and have heard probably dozens of reasons why it is called what it is. Scramble eggs, add some finely grated good cheese, sliver some ham or bacon. When pasta (preferably, to me, some long pasta) is boiled and barely drained, add the egg mixture. It will cook on the pasta just from the heat. One of my husband's favorites.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:50 AM   #26
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Thank you for your recipe, Diane. It will be an interesting exercise to reconcile your recipe with the one recently posted on DC by ragno nero cuocet.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:03 PM   #27
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Thanks for sharing the recipe
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:56 PM   #28
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I doubt I am going to be making this any time soon. If my wife finds out I put raw egg in a dish she would never, never allow kids to touch it or touch it herself.
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:29 AM   #29
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I tried this recipe this weekend and was disappointed that it lacked the creaminess I have had a resturants. The flavor was good, but for the lack of a better word, it seemed dry. What did I do wrong?
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A couple of things I find with Carbonara. Authentically, it is a pretty dry dish. From my experience, Italians use a lot more olive oil than we would normally. This would help keep the pasta moist. I think the cream was introduced to help stretch the sauce and make it more of, well, a sauce. From what I remember, the chef I worked with did all of the mixing in a bowl. Not the pan. This kept the egg mixture a bit cooler so it didn't cook hard onto the noodles. The liquid egg stayed runny. Not everybody's cup of tea, but really the best flavor, and texture... plus, fire in an extra egg to make sure you have enough to cover the noodles. Whatever you don't eat will stay in the pan or on your plate....Easy recipe. Just adjust every ingredient to your liking.
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