Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Being near Seattle, I have access to an amazing local charcuterie place: Salumi. (And so does anyone else in the US, since they do mail order!) Owned and operated by Armandino Batali (yup, that Batali family), they make some of the most amazing cured sausages and meats you've ever tried. They're also a small restaurant, so if you're in the area (or visiting), make sure you get there. Just get there early - the line can be insane.
Besides sausages and other things related to pork, they also have pancetta. I went a little crazy and ordered some sausages, and a hunk of pancetta. I asked for around a pound, but they'll send whatever they have, so in the end, I got 1.7 lbs. For 2 people. Oops.