[kahr-buh-nahr-uh; Italian kahr-baw-nah-rah]
- a sauce or dressing for spaghetti, usually containing minced prosciutto or pancetta, egg yolks, and grated cheese.
Origin of carbonara
1960–65; < dialectal Italian (alla) carbonara literally, in the manner of the charcoal pit (compare Late Latin carbonaria brazier; see Carbonari); perhaps in reference to the use of leftover grilled meat in the sauce
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I myself, ignorant of these customs was once carried to the Carbonara, the destined place of butchery.