Definitions

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  • n. An Italian dish of fatty bacon prepared from pig cheeks.

Etymologies

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From Italian guanciale, from guancia ("cheek")

Examples

  • This restaurant makes one of her favorite versions of spaghetti carbonara, but instead of bacon, it's prepared with guanciale, which is cured pork cheek.

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  • At Sunday's Bloomingdale Farmers Market, find pints of pickled beets, sauerkraut, fermented salsa and bloody mary mix, pickled hot pepers in half-pint jars; new cured meats such as guanciale, lonzino and lomo; Painted Hand will have goat; Garner expects to have sweet corn; Snow Bear will have Romaine and purple Osaka mustard greens; Copper Pot will have mallard duck ragout.

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  • “Home court advantage!” cheered Kelly Gaddis of Savor at McCaw Hall, the “host chef,” who had us seeing stars with an asparagus panna cotta with fermented black garlic, hollandaise powder, egg, and guanciale that left us talking for 10 minutes about how much we missed Porcella.

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  • Kelly Gaddis 'asparagus panna cotta with fermented black garlic, hollandaise powder, egg, and guanciale

    Star chefs, star recipes, single burners

  • So you won't find sea urchins or burrata or guanciale or lardo here.

    Rozanne Gold: Lidia's Italy in America

  • Order an appetite-exciting 5th Amendment cocktail and a guanciale pizza.

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  • Fry guanciale until partly crispy (still succulent within)—do not be alarmed by the smoke (even if your detector is).

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  • From Lazio, in central Italy, his is one of the most straightforward preparations—Trippa alla Romana balances the gut's strong taste with tomato, guanciale, mint and pecorino.

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  • We ordered the Fun Guy with taleggio, cremini, speck and thyme and the Mamma Treat with tomato, guanciale, chili, red onion and pecorino.

    Karine Bakhoum: Taking It to the Streets With Bloody Good Food

  • Imagine: veal kidneys ($13-22), crispy nuggets with semolina gnocchi and guanciale (pork cheek).

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