I made this recipe for the first time this holiday season to redeem myself from a bad recipe I made earlier. I heard nothing but "yums" around the table this time! I used bacon instead of pancetta, but had to drain some of the excess bacon fat. I included the anchovies, but would add even more than the suggested amount for more kick. The other reviews for additions to the recipe would be perfect and go well with the flavors. I will definitely do this recipe again!