He didn’t know what I was talking about. I must admit before my last cooking class I didn’t know what Pancetta was either. He asked me, “what’s it like?” I said, “it’s like bacon, from the same part of the pig (stomach), but it’s not smoked.” So he took me to the sliced meat/cheese selection and handed me
Prosciutto. I said, “no, that’s not Pancetta.”
He said, “it’s the only P word I know that’s like bacon. Check the Deli section.” Little did he know that prosciutto, yes comes from a pig and is cured, is from the hind quarter or ham section not the stomach. But nice try.
I did find diced Pancetta in the Deli section next to other imported meats. Yeah! Because Pancetta is the reason I’m doing this recipe. And it’s a very easy one, serves 6 with a total time of just 20 minutes.