Moving on from aural nourishment... if you have eaten a Spaghetti Carbonara in England recently, you may well have had a grim experience involving the slurping of a plate of of sloppy spaghetti swimming in cream, bacon and mushrooms. Nothing could be further from the glorious truth of the matter. The real Carbonara is consisted of toothsome home-made pasta with a rich lotion of egg yolk, pecorino cheese, and the cured pig's cheek known as guanciale stirred through it whilst hot. No egg white, no cream, and no mushrooms! It makes for a divine dinner.
Making cured pig's cheek is a faff, but cheap. If you are so inclined, you can find out how to do it here: