Bucatini all’ Amatriciana

It’s hard to find guanciale in the states, but at Altomonte’s we make it. It’s cured pork jowls and it adds a very specific flavor and authenticity to this dish. If you can’t find it use pancetta. We also make our own fresh bucatini pasta, just be aware fresh pasta cooks fast, so you need to work quickly to prepare a perfect al dente dish. If you cannot find bucatini, substitute perciatelli or thick spaghetti like spaghettoni. Always use real, Italian tomatoes we love the wonderful Valgri brand, also the tomatoes of Vesuvius region work great.