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Dinner Tonight: Pasta Carbonara with Leeks

Somehow I just can't get over pasta carbonara. Though I've made it many different ways, I always look for new ways to exploit the combination of eggs and bacon. It's just such a perfect foundation for flavor and seems to make everything it comes into contact with taste better. This recipe from Bon Appetit is no different.

Leeks are the key ingredient here. They are sliced thinly and sautéed in the bacon fat until they turn gloriously sweet. Even though there are eggs and bacon in the dish, the recipe comes out tasting rather light.

I know it's only the first part of March, but all I could think about while eating this was how spring feels just right around the corner. This was the first recipe that made me think it might be near (even it's not, really). It's a hopeful recipe, and very delicious one, too.

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