pancetta

[pan-chet-uh]
noun
Italian pork belly cured with salt, pepper, and other spices and air-dried up to four months, tightly rolled in a cylinder.
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pancetta (pænˈtʃɛtə, Italian panˈtʃetta)
 
n
a lightly spiced cured bacon from Italy
 
[Italian, literally: little belly]

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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.
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