Wait, no cream?
That's probably wait you thought when you glanced at the recipe, right?
Actually, true, authentic pasta alla carbonara doesn't have any cream. Are you wondering how the dish gets its very silky, smooth, creamy texture? The egg yolks, cheese and pasta water all combine to make the luscious sauce. And the extra yolks make it even creamier.
Open a bottle of Pinot, play a little Bocelli or Pavarotti, and you're practically in Rome.