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where can I get speck?

Dio di Romanese Dec 19, 2006 12:19 AM

"smoked prosciutto" or whatever you wanna call it, I need to get it by thursday

  1. trufflehound Dec 19, 2006 12:24 AM

    where are you located?
    Try
    Salumeria, north end
    Capones, somerville
    tony's market, Roslindale
    Waverly Market, Framingham
    Panzano, Southboro

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      Jeda Dec 19, 2006 02:02 PM

      Salumeria in the North End definitely has it. I've purchased it there several times...

    2. Chris VR Dec 19, 2006 12:30 AM

      I believe it's been posted here before that Karl's Sausage Kitchen in Saugus has it.

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      1. re: Chris VR
        MC Slim JB Dec 19, 2006 12:43 PM

        I can confirm this, and repeat my Karl's Speck Story: when I asked the nice German lady what speck is, she replied, "Schhpeck? Why, speck is speck." (Of course! I knew that.)

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        Zatan Dec 19, 2006 01:34 AM

        Don't know if it's the same thing you're looking for, but in German "Speck" means, basically, bacon, and the Schaller & Weber version (called double smoked bacon I think) is widely available in cheese/cured meat sections of grocery stores around here.

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          Gabatta Dec 19, 2006 01:50 AM

          The speck I have had it is essentially smoked prosciutto moreso than bacon.

          They have a great speck salad on the menu at Central Kitchen currently.

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            widmerpool Dec 19, 2006 02:08 AM

            The Butcher Shop on Tremont St. in the South End has it. It's probably really great quality, too. I bought one of the pates last week and it was incredible.

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            1. re: widmerpool
              lissy Dec 19, 2006 02:03 PM

              Butcher Shop makes a great pancetta.

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              tallullah Dec 19, 2006 07:34 AM

              Formaggio Kitchen usually has speck

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                emilief Dec 19, 2006 04:04 PM

                Have bought it at Dewar in Newton and Wellesley

                1. Ali G Dec 19, 2006 04:29 PM

                  I have not bought it, but Russo's in Watertown carries it as well.

                  1. steinpilz Dec 19, 2006 04:34 PM

                    I think I've seen it at Trader Joe's in Coolidge Corner, haven't tried it, sold in a package of around 10 slices.

                    Edit: I think what I saw was bresaola, not speck. Sorry.

                    1. applehome Dec 19, 2006 04:48 PM

                      Speck is typically bacon. Hard-smoked ham, sliced thinly (like prosciuto, but prosciuto is not smoked, just brined and air dried), is Schwarzwald schinken - black forest ham. Which is not the same as Black ham. Karl's in Saugus is definitely the place to go for all kinds of schinken and speck and wursts and kessler ripchen (smoked pork loin chops - or whole roasts) and all the canned and dry goods (like real senf). They also stock fresh creamy butter from Karl Ehmer, wrapped in paper. They have fresh brochen delivered on Fridays and available until it goes, but they freeze them so you can get them frozen anytime. Don't forget a couple of pairs of landjaeger to munch on for the way home.

                      And don't go there. You're gonna eat up my share...

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