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5 Occasion-Worthy Salami We Love

I've often thought that I could live on beef tartare and cured meats alone. But the true testament to my obsession is that I still think that after trying 20 of the country's most highly rated salumi. In one sitting. Here are my favorite dry-cured salami that are not only worth their salt hangover, but 100% worth going out of your way to order online if you can't find them at a specialty shop near you. More

Soft Bread Salami Rolls

These soft rolls are great for sandwiches. They have a moist, tender crumb and thin, crisp exterior. Most of the time spent here is just letting the yeast do it's thing. These rolls are a great way to ease into bread baking, easily mixed in a standing mixer and shaped by hand. More

Grilling: Italian Party Panini

Impressive in size, scope, and taste, this overstuffed Italian party panini was seriously one of the greatest things to come off my grill recently. Layers of mortadella, Genoa salami, provolone, and hot capicola are topped with marinated veggies, pepperoncinis, roasted red peppers, and lettuce, then put over a medium-low fire and topped with bricks to compress it down into a warm panini. (Right?!?) More

Cook the Book: Farro Pasta with Spicy Salami Tomato Sauce and Fresh Mint

While bacon, pancetta, guanciale, and all sorts of sausage make their way into all sorts of pasta dishes, somehow salami is always left on the antipasto plate. And it's kind of a shame considering salami's incredible ability to add intensely porky flavors to a simple tomato sauce. This Farro Pasta with Spicy Salami Tomato Sauce and Fresh Mint from Melissa Clark's Cook This Now highlights salami's sauce-boosting qualities by rendering batons of spicy sopressata golden and crisp. More

Classic Muffaletta Sandwich

I like to think of the muffaletta as a distant relative of the Italian sub. They both layer on the various meats and cheese—ham, capicola, salami, mortadella, provolone—and rely on something piquant and lively to stand up to all that meat, whether that's hot peppers in an Italian or the famed olive spread of the muffaletta. More

A Look at Olympic Provisions, Oregon's First USDA-Approved Salumeria

The door separating the Olympic Provisions restaurant-deli from the chamber in the back says it all: MEAT DEPT. (In all caps, if you didn't catch that.) The meat-curing facility is Oregon's first USDA-approved salumeria, which means salumist Elias Cairo makes charcuterie with a USDA inspector watching him for a whole 40 hours a week—sticking flashlights into the grinders and swab-testing the walls, spices, and floors, to ensure a health code-happy process. More

Video: Salami Fighting Association

Do you ever look at nunchucks and think, man, those sure look like sausage links? You're on the same wavelength as the guys of Salami Fighting Association, where the mantra is "food does not only give life, it can also kill." Wearing hula-like skirts made of bacon strips, they combine Chuck Norris moves with meat products. The video, after the jump.... More

Salumeria Rosi Open (Sort Of)

Photograph by Eating in Translation Having walked past Cesare Casella's Salumeria Rosi many times in the last few weeks looking for signs of meaningful food activity, I can now happily report that it's open. Sort of. Casella is still... More

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