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Jan 14, 2008 11:01 AM

Guanciale in Baltimore

Does anyone know where I can get guanciale in the Baltimore area? I am looking for a deli or butcher that might have it, not looking for it on the menu somewhere.


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  1. I was looking for it about a year ago after a visit to Lupa in NYC, where I had an excellent entree of Bucatini All'Amatriciana. It's tough to find. I asked the butcher at Ceriello's in Belvedere Square if they had it or could get it, and he looked at me like I had two heads- never heard of it. I have never seen it in a local store or market, but I know you can get it via mail order.

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    1. re: toro head

      There are a few places in the US where you can order "guanciale" by mail, here are two:

    2. Real pancetta makes a good substitute in recipes. Mastellone's is quite nice.

      1. Funny, I had that same dish at Lupa a couple of months ago and wasn't quite as enamored of it.
        You might want to check this place out:

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        1. re: hon

          There's an article about it in the NYT today.