This is the perfect spring pasta, with fresh artichokes and crispy guanciale. Use frozen artichokes if you can't find fresh and replace guanciale with bacon if you need. For the best result, use a pasta from Gragnano, an Italian durum semolina pasta with the perfect texture.
Guanciale is an Italian cured meat or salami product prepared from pork jowl or cheeks, being similar to jowl bacon. It can be substituted with normal bacon if unavailable.