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Food glossary

Pancetta

Pancetta

This dry cured pork is the Italian equivalent of streaky bacon. Pre-packed pancetta is available from Waitrose: Cubetti di Pancetta (cubes of pancetta), which are ready to cook and Pancetta arrotolata (sliced pancetta), which is ready to eat.

Uses: Cooked cubed pancetta can be added to pasta sauces, risottos, salads, omelettes or sprinkled over pizzas. Sliced pancetta can be served with a selection of cold meats and bread as a simple lunch or used to top pizzas. For best results open a pack of sliced pancetta 10 minutes before serving.

To cook: Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan, add cubed pancetta and cook for 5 minutes.