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[pan-chet-uh] /pænˈtʃɛt ə/
Italian pork belly cured with salt, pepper, and other spices and air-dried up to four months, tightly rolled in a cylinder. Unabridged
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  • Start off your meal with the fresh mozzarella and tomato salad or a generous serving of clams and pancetta.
  • The first course consisted of grilled scallops with herbed polenta with corn and pancetta sauce.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pancetta to a plate.
  • Add the pancetta and cook, stirring, until it begins to render fat.
British Dictionary definitions for pancetta


/pænˈtʃɛtə; Italian panˈtʃetta/
a lightly spiced cured bacon from Italy
Word Origin
Italian, literally: little belly
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