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As promised, The Infinite Table is back in business and cooking up a storm. To kick things off again, I thought I would share one of my favorite summer meals: spaghetti alla carbonara and Champagne. Carbonara is one of my favorite classic pasta presentations. The egg and cheese makes for a rich, creamy sauce, and the bacon always makes my mouth water. I usually add some sauteed scallions or leeks as well to add a little brightness to the dish.


At this point, I need to introduce a new Infinite Table character: Boyfriend. Boyfriend is great. He drinks wine for a living and we can talk to each other in flavors alone. AND he is super useful, as you can see in the picture below. Say hello:

Anyway, carbonara is delightfully easy: saute up your bacon, garlic, and scallions in one pan, cook up your spaghetti (the carbonara pasta of choice and tradition) in a pot, and whisk together egg and cheese in a bowl. When all the respective parts are complete, mix them together. The heat from the pasta and bacon should cook up the egg and you’re ready to eat. Have Boyfriend or your resident sommelier pop open a bottle of Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve and you have a simple, delicious summer dinner.

  

As always, full recipe after the jump.

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I cannot describe how happy this video makes me. I love Eric. I love Martha. And I love pasta carbonara. This dish is something that I usually like to eyeball. Once you know the basic ingredients, it is a simple dish to whip together. Sometimes I’ll add leeks or shallots or anything else I might be trying to use up in my kitchen. It’s always delicious, satisfying, and essentially idiot-proof. I can only imagine how much more delicious this dish would be with Martha’s farm-fresh eggs and Eric’s special pasta.

I’ve included Eric’s recipe after the jump if you want to try it yourself.

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