Learn how to make the perfect carbonara.

By Food & Wine
Updated June 28, 2017
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At his brand-new Leuca, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, restaurateur Andrew Carmellini looks to Southern Italy for inspiration. Here, he shows us the tricks to perfect carbonara and more.

Calabrian Carbonara

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Know your sauce ratio.

For the silkiest carbonara, always use six egg yolks to one white.

Pick the right pasta.

Spaghetti is a classic for carbonara, but rigatoni is also traditional.

Get the recipe for Calabrian Carbonara.

Grilled Broccoli Rabe with Salsa Rossa

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Cook it through.

Blanch broccoli rabe before grilling so it's tender.

Get creative.

Tangy salsa rossa is versatile—use it on fish, chicken and pork.

Get the recipe for Grilled Broccoli Rabe with Salsa Rossa.

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