This Spaghetti All’ Amatriciana is very close to the authentic version focusing on the flavours from the meat fat.  Normally you would use pillow or guanciale which has a lot more fat.  For this I used pancetta which fries beautifully and perfect for a crunchy garnish.  In the end, the flavours of the pancetta end up being very similar to the pillow pork cheek.  There’s no garlic, no onion and no herbs to retain the purist cheese and meat flavours.  A very simple dish to make in minutes with fantastic results.  Another simple Italian dish which demonstrates you don’t need lot’s of time and ingredients for a fantastic meal.