pancetta

[pan-chet-uh]

noun

Italian pork belly cured with salt, pepper, and other spices and air-dried up to four months, tightly rolled in a cylinder.

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Contemporary Examples of pancetta

  • Clams, which taste incredibly good simply steamed, are made even better with the addition of pancetta, or Italian bacon.

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    August 25, 2009



British Dictionary definitions for pancetta

pancetta

noun

a lightly spiced cured bacon from Italy

Word Origin for pancetta

Italian, literally: little belly
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