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HELP! Olive salad for muffaletta's anywhere in DC/VA/MD??

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Sandy In DC Feb 20, 2004 07:57 AM

I was just given a beautiful loaf of bread that would be perfect for a muffaletta. I can easily get the meat and cheeses down the street at Vace, but is there any chance of finding olive salad, like the kind central grocery makes in New Orleans?
I know you can mail-order the central grocery olive salad, but if at all possible I'd like to make this while the bread is fresh.
Any help appreciated!

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    RC51Mike RE: Sandy In DC Feb 20, 2004 07:59 AM

    Trader Joe's has a good olive salad I use for homemade muffs.

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      Hon RE: RC51Mike Feb 20, 2004 09:20 AM

      Ditto!

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      Bob W. RE: Sandy In DC Feb 20, 2004 09:25 AM

      We stumbled into a new wine/gourmet store called The Wine Cabinet in North Point Plaza in Reston -- they have good supply of Louisiana foods (Zapps chips, etc.) and olive salad is among them.

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        Ilaine RE: Sandy In DC Feb 20, 2004 10:13 AM

        The Italian Store at the intersection of 29 and Spout Run has olive salad, but I've never tried it.

        In the past Costco has carried a very creditable olive salad that tastes authentic in home-made muffs.

        What I can't find is suitable bread.

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          Blair RE: Sandy In DC Feb 20, 2004 12:09 PM

          I was just pondering this problem and had decided to hit Whole Foods for a few roasted peppers and olives - the green olives stuffed with garlic the P Street branch has may be just the thing - then run them through the food processor. Not authentic, but easy and potentially pretty good. I figure to try it this weekend.

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            Blair RE: Sandy In DC Feb 20, 2004 12:14 PM

            I was just pondering this problem and had decided to hit Whole Foods for a few roasted peppers and olives - the green olives stuffed with garlic the P Street branch has may be just the thing - then run them through the food processor. Not authentic, but easy and potentially pretty good.

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