Ah, carbonara, one of my all-time favorites. Simple yet composed, cheap, quick, pretty easy but still fun to make, and hits all of the major hunger voids all at once: pork, cheese, salt, rich, starch, garlic, pepper. Yeah. A tip for those wanting to impress their one-night stand: Forget about mastering the morning-after omelet (sorry to sound like a dick but you’re probably making it wrong anyway), carbonara is just as easy or easier, and will definitely score you some bonus points. Nudge wink.