Italy

Thanks to our sending organization YoungEffect, five guys from the North and South part of Italy are here to learn more about the topic of the YiA projet, to have fun and enjoy this opportunity to be in Croatia with 20 other young people from other country.



Here you can find more information about our SO: Young Effect
National evening recipe: 

Carbonara

Carbonara


They say that more crimes against Italian food have been committed under the name of Carbonara than any other dish. For example, if you ask an Englishman they’ll probably tell you it’s a dish prepared with cream and ham! Nooooooo!!! No cream! No ham! And don’t you dare cook the eggs!

Ingredients:
  • 600 grams spaghetti or bucatini
  • 120 grams guanciale or pancetta — diced or cut into strips
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 medium eggs (very fresh)
  • 100 grams mixed Parmesan and pecorino Romano (or all pecorino) – grated
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Cook the guanciale in a pan along with the whole peeled garlic clove and a little oil, until the guanciale is well coloured. Discard the garlic. Beat the eggs in a bowl with a little of the cheese and a pinch of salt. Cook the pasta until al dente, drain and add to the pan with the guanciale. Lower the heat to a minimum and add the egg mixture. Mix well. Be careful not to let the eggs set. If the dish is a little dry, beat in a little of the pasta cooking water. This is not mentioned by the academy, but some people say it’s essential for the “creaminess” of the sauce. Remove from the heat and add the rest of the cheese. Mix again and serve immediately.
National evening: