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What You Need to Make Spaghetti Carbonara

Kitchen tools for associate editor Catie Parrish's signature dish.

"Please, please don't use the stuff in a can. Especially in recipes with few ingredients, freshly grated cheese makes a world of difference."
measuring cups
"My carbonara recipe calls for a 1/2 cup of both wine and Romano cheese. I even use a measuring cup to temper my egg yolks. Why dirty another bowl?"
pepper mill
"Dubbed 'coal-miner's spaghetti,' one of the signature ingredients in carbonara is lots of freshly ground black pepper, which looks like coal dust."
"A pot with a strainer insert lets you quickly drain your pasta and transfer it to your sauce."
pasta pot
"My carbonara recipe begins by sauteeing pancetta with garlic and crushed red pepper flakes."

"Tongs are better than a pasta claw or spoon for tossing spaghetti with sauce, bacon, eggs, and cheese."
kitchen tongs
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"Warm your serving dish ahead of time so it doesn't cool your pasta."
pasta bowl

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