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Guanciale in SF

Paul Homchick | Oct 14, 2002 02:30 PM

The General Chowhound board has an interesting thread on how Mario Batali's recipies can't really be executed by a home cook.

Exhibit A is the ingredients. For example, Buccatini All'Amatriciana calls for "guanciale" which is a type of Italian bacon made from hog jowls. (Guanciale is also the Italian word for "pillow").

Feeing smug about living in San Francisco, I walked on over to Molinari's and asked. The answer I got back (in Italian) was, "Sure, they are coming in next week, along with the sheets and blankets!". Which, basically, was "No gots."

Any ideas?

(Line to the Babbo Cookbook thread included below for the curious).


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