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What is Pancetta?

 What is pancetta? 

 Pancetta is an Italian bacon that is cured with salt, pepper, and other spices, but is not smoked. Unlike English and American bacon, which are taken from the sides and belly of the pig, may be smoked, and are usually cut into slices, pancetta comes only from the belly, is salt-cured but not smoked, and is generally sold rolled up into sausage shapes.

It is available in any good Italian market and more and more supermarkets. Needless to say, it is available online.

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