From the kitchen of Brian Barkwell.  This pasta dish
was a basic meal of the shepherds of Lazio, Italy.    
It makes 2 servings.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Add:
pinch of salt.
3 1/2 ounces penne or vermicelli
Cook until al dente.
Drain.  Do NOT rinse.
Transfer to a warm bowl.

While the pasta is cooking,
heat
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil in a skillet.
Add  
3 1/2 ounces pancetta
Sauté until it is dark pink.  Be sure not to let
pancetta crisp or turn golden.

To the warm bowl of pasta add:
1 Tbsp Romano Pecorino cheese
generous amount of black pepper
the cooked pancetta & oil
Toss well & serve.
"I only want two things:
to loose weight and eat."
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