One of the secrets to perfect Italian pasta is to finish cooking the pasta in the sauce. If you master and understand this dish, you will understand the art of Italian pastas and pasta sauces which is all about putting very simple ingredients together in just the right way. Try using my Fresh Garden Tomato Sauce (see Notes).
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If you can't find guanciale, use pancetta. Use any pasta shape you like.
For best results, use with my Fresh Garden Tomato Sauce, or pureed San Marzano tomatoes.
Using wine is optional, but it adds a subtle acidity that will help cut through the richness of the dish.