Holy See
The term “Holy See” is from the Latin Sancta Sedes, meaning “holy chair.” It is said that the Holy See is the jurisdiction in Rome of the Catholic Church. In other words, it is similar to a government, which is not surprising considering that the Vatican is its own country and has its own money and its own laws. However, there is a difference between the Holy See, which dates back to early Christian times, and Vatican City, which came into existence in 1929 with the signing of the Lateran Treaty between the See and the Italian government. The Holy See is an episcopal designation, while Vatican City is primarily a political and diplomatic one.




Rigatoni alla Carbonara

Serves 4


  • 8 ounces of Guanciale (Italian cured meat)*
  • 1/2 Pound of Rigatoni
  • 2 Teaspoon of salt
  • 4 Eggs whisked
  • 8 ounces Pecorino Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pepper to Taste
  • 1/2 cup of pasta water


Cube guanciale into bite size pieces and render until semi crisp and keep warm . Cook Rigatoni in salted water as per package instruction.. When Rigatoni is done el dente drain and add to guanciale also add 1/2 the cheese toss in eggs and stir quickly until eggs make a creamy sauce, you may add some pasta water to make a thinner sauce if to thick. Plate and add more cheese on top.  I served mine with olive bread.

* you may use Pancetta if you can’t find Gaunciale

Try with:

Grappa or  Pinot Grigio From Italy Terre di Chieti Zaccagnini! 

            GODERE !!