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Aug 21, 2008 10:36 PM

Sausage making is an art

And there are few masters left plying the trade ;-) Just stopped at Tony's Market in Roslindale Sq. today - fantastic hand made Italian sausages, hand tied with thin butcher string. Simply grilled, drizzle of balsamic - yum. Tony has to be in his late 60s, so get 'em while you can.

Any feedback on artisinal sausage makers in the Boston area from the hounders would be appreciated!

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  1. Karl's Sausage Kitchen in Saugus is Very Good.
    a board search will turn up many recc's there.

    1. I don’t know if I’d call it artisanal, but it is authentic - the North End Deli across Common St. from the Tripoli bakery in Lawrence. Garlic-cheese sweet Italian sausage to die for, the only sausage in New England (so far) that reminds me of my South Philadelphia roots. stoptime, I am psyched to try Tony's.

      Grab a ‘stick’ from Tripoli, grill the sausage slowly on moderate heat just until the plentiful chunks of pork-fat have started to render (high heat will just produce a pork-fat-fed inferno that will incinerate the sausage). Place on the bread with sautéed peppers and onions. Heaven.

      1. Sulmona in the North End makes amazing sausage.

        1. DePasquales at 325 watertown street (rt.16) , newton (nonantum) ,make righteous sausage. often if you time it right you can see maria actuallly making the sausage. does it get any fresher than that? two person shop, locally owned, fresh sausage and italian pantry items, quirky hours, whats not to like?

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          1. re: hyde

            They also make a 'chinese' sausage seasoned to be intended to taste like chinese spare ribs when grilled. Haven't tried those yet, but their Italian links are great.

            1. re: hyde

              Ditto that. Whenever you go in, if they're making sausage, the whole place smells SO GOOD. When there's raw meat and other raw ingredients around and the place smells like heaven, you know you're onto a good thing.

            2. Thwaite's market in Methuen had some good ones the one time I was there (a couple of years ago). The regular mass-produced ones are so bad I usually end up making my own because hand made ones are too hard to find or too far for me to go.