Originally Posted by ifitfeelgoodcookit
Annamaria,a word of explanation.Carbonara is the feminine form of carbonare(coal merchants),why?
I don't know the origin of Carbonara. I found into an internet site that the Americans soldiers invented it during II world war (!!). Ther used to prepare cooked white pasta with their eggs and bacon.
Carbonara is the feminile of Carbonaro just for grammar. The meanings are different.
Carbonara would be the pasta or the carbonaro's wife! But it's a joke.
Carbonaro would be a coal merchand but most of all is referring to a historical figure: the Carbonari. In italian history books they are a secret political group of people during 1800.
Here is a brief history
I forgot to tell. I also add a spoon of panna that is a milk cream for cooking
If I have time I'll write you Pastiera recipe. It's very good! It's an Eater Cake.