Boston salumi - Where to find?
I have found a nice choice of Italian-style cured/preserved meats in the North End at Salumeria but am always on the look out for more. All recommendations would be welcome.
The deli at Russo's on Pleasant Street in Watertown has a nice selection of cured meats. They're also the only place I know of in town that carries lardo. (I was quite surprised to learn recently that Salumeria Italia does not.)
Capone Foods in Union Square, Somerville has a decent selection of salumi and other Italian imports. They're worth a trip for the fresh pasta alone - dozens of flavors and shapes, made to order!
Thanks for the information. I will make a trip to Russos. Lardo is a real delicacy. There's nothing quite like the smell of it fried to a crisp.
Salumaria and Russo's are high on my list for many shopping trips. I would also recommend Formaggio at both locations. Cambridge has a larger selection but South End is also nice. You tend to think of them immediately for cheese but they also have a good meat selection.
A few months ago our wine group was tasting Italian wines and we did an antipasto tray from South End Formaggio that was just wonderful.
Purity Cheese @ 55 Endicott in the North End is a favorite, the mini salamis (about 2 1/2-3 inches long) are great.