Bolognese Meat Sauce
Pancetta is the same cut of pork as bacon. It is cured with salt and is not smoked. It comes rolled up like a large salami. Pancetta is widely used in Italian cooking, especially in Emilia-Romagna, and is vital to many dishes. You can substitute domestic bacon for pancetta, just blanch in boiling water for two to three minutes to reduce the smoky flavor. Fresh side pork can can also be used. You may also use ground beef in place of veal.