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Salumi Mail Order - Worth It?

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So my dad loves meat, especially cured meats. He's drooled over most mentions of Salumi as one of the best purveyors of Italian cured meats, so I was thinking about getting him a gift box - or at least a few salamis - from Salumi for Xmas this year. The website has some very pricey options, but it would be worth it if it's as good as everyone says.

Has anyone in the area ever ordered Salumi for out of towners? For those of us not in Seattle, do their products live up to their reputations?

Thanks

Tim

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  1. Tim, Their food products are excellent. Everything is made "the old school" way and it shows. If your father likes cured meats, he will love a gift from Salumi.

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    1. re: Leper

      And if there is any way to get him here - take him to lunch (with an extra hundred bucks for meatsto-go). He'll love that even more.

    2. I had one problem with a finocchiona but other than that the products are excellent. I have ordered on several occasions. Do it quickly, unless things have changed, they can't keep up at this time of year.

      1. I was just on their web site and it looks like most everything is sold out until January...

        "Holiday Note: with the exception of La Tripletta, we are now sold out of all items through Jan 16, '08. We will continue to take orders for La Tripletta through Jan 4, '08. We apologize for the inconvenience. "

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        1. re: krlinder

          yeeeggghhh!!!! does that include if I walk down the street to buy stuff at lunch?

          plu-lease say they can still cover walk-ins--I was planning on them for a big part of my christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          1. re: jenn

            They will still have products for walk ins. I especially enjoy their warm sandwiches,

            1. re: dagrassroots

              I have tried most of the products at Salumi based on the initial "hype" and while most are not bad I still think that Fra'Mani has better products. I find that Salumi products have way too much spices in them (as in quantity) which kind of gets in the way of eating them...biting on whole pepercorns or fennel seeds is not much fun. Fra'Main does ship and they are quite good about it...but not cheap....Fra'Main is in Berkeley, CA (http://framani.com/). I would suggest you stick to "dry" products since these are where the flavor and quality shine....their cooked products are not bad but not much better that other products on the market especially given the cost.