A Lesson in Pronouncing Pancetta

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Now that I know what pancetta is (thank you very much!), how do you pronounce it? Pan-setta or Pan-chetta?

Remember, the "c" in Italian is never pronounced like an "s." Before "e" or "i", it sounds like the "ch" in chin. Before any other vowel, it's like the "c" in cat.

So pancetta is pronounced pan-cheh'-tuh. But try not to roll your eyes or tut-tut when you hear someone who doesn't remember his Italian pronunciation rules as well as you do.

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