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Is pork jowl vegan?

Pork jowl is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is pork jowl?

Pork jowl, also known as guanciale in Italian cuisine, is a flavorful and fatty cut of meat from the pig's cheek. With its rich and complex taste, it's commonly used as a key ingredient in traditional dishes like carbonara or amatriciana pasta sauce. The curing process gives pork jowl a distinct aroma, making it an excellent choice for infusing with herbs and spices. When cooked properly, pork jowl becomes incredibly tender and juicy, with a deliciously crispy exterior. It's a versatile ingredient that adds depth and complexity to any dish.

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