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what are the best salamis you have had recently??

MarkG Dec 5, 2008 01:02 PM

imports and domestic. kosher and non kosher. i think oscar mayer hard salami is outstanding.

  1. thew Dec 10, 2008 04:43 AM

    garlic and pepper cervelat

    1. applehome Dec 8, 2008 05:25 PM

      I generally like the Eastern European/German Cervelat type more than the Italian. Cervelat is smoked and mildly spiced. Italian salami's tend to be not smoked but flavored heavier. They're both dry-cured, although the Kosher Salami's are cooked. This one from S&W is very good:

      Of course, for cooked/Kosher salami, nothing wrong with Katz's - send a GI a salami.

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        MrsCris Dec 8, 2008 01:52 PM

        Prosciutto salami from my local Italian market. Delicious.

        1. Soop Dec 8, 2008 08:11 AM

          I'm not a fan of salami. I recently had some very good chorizo left over from a risotto, and it wasn't .. delicious. too paprika/lemony.

          However, kabanos, I always have space for.

          One last thing, in the UK, there's this Pizza Express roma premade pizza that uses a "pepperoni paste". It's fantastic. I went off of pepperoni after eating domino's etc with nasty bitter chunks of meat swimming in their orange fat. But the paste - oh boy.

          And you're guaranteed peperoni in every bite!

          1. DockPotato Dec 6, 2008 01:19 PM

            If you're near a Hungarian butcher who prepares, cures and smokes on premises try Hungarian Salami. They will also stock Imported Pic brand Salami.

            In Ontario we also have Noah Martins Summer Sausage from Heidelburg near Kitchener/Waterloo. It's cured like Salami but also smoked. It's drier and slightly crumbly with a very intense flavour. The same or better is available at Amish and Mennonite farmgates both here and in the States.

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              almansa Dec 6, 2008 03:38 PM

              I'm down with the Fra Mani salame rosa. It's a cooked salami, but it's delish. I also like Daniele sopressatta.

              1. re: DockPotato
                BobB Dec 8, 2008 06:37 AM

                The Hungarian brand is Pick, actually, and it's wonderful stuff. All the Russian stores in Boston sell it.

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                robertjsweet Dec 6, 2008 12:06 PM

                garden of eden (eden gourmet) in South Orange NJ has a huge selection of salami's and all sorts of dried meats....little pricey but very tasty

                1. weinstein5 Dec 6, 2008 11:27 AM

                  Romanian Kosher Sausage in Chicago makes the best Salamis IMHO - I have many but none better than Romanians

                  1. c oliver Dec 5, 2008 01:19 PM

                    Any of the dried meats at DiPalos in Little Italy in NYC.

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