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Guanciale in Baltimore

severn Jan 14, 2008 11:01 AM

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.


  1. toro head Jan 14, 2008 12:59 PM

    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
      uccellino Jan 16, 2008 05:24 AM

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

    2. ko1 Jan 14, 2008 04:10 PM

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

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        hon Jan 15, 2008 10:13 AM

        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
          k8tbug Jan 16, 2008 04:36 AM

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

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