Originally Posted by qmax
How did this digress? I wasn't arguing. Use pancetta, bacon, whatever. It is still a traditional ingredient, and yes, not so much in the US.
My point was that WF has a bunch of meat mongers in a store that has some emphasis on specialty products and they don't know what it is.
It was not my intention to seem argumentative, but I cringe anytime someone uses the word "traditional" when it comes to a particular dish.
Maybe if it is a family recipe/dish, then it might be appropriate. Then again, why does someone like grandmas version better than aunt Bettys? Recipes (not talking about baking formulas) shouldn't be "cookie cutter". That would be boring!