In a large pot, bring 16 cups of water to a boil seasoned with the sea salt. Add the vegetables, starting with the vegetables that take longer to cook such as carrots and potatoes – adding others as cooking time progresses. After vegetables have cooked until almost tender, add pasta into water with vegetables and cook according to package instructions to al dente.
While vegetables / pasta is cooking, in a separate sauce pan, melt the butter and add olive oil, bacon, chopped garlic and pepper. Cook until bacon is done and onions are translucent.
Drain most of the water out of the vegetable/pasta mixture, add the butter/bacon sauce and mix in taking care not to break down vegetables. Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper.
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