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Sep 17, 2010 12:59 PM

Smoked Swabian bacon in NYC?

I just got back from Tokaj, Hungary where I had the most amazing bacon and I am hoping I can get it in the States.

Hungarian name...
füstölt sváb szalonna = Smoked Swabian bacon

It was mostly lard with thin strips of meat...but the fat was SO SO tasty, smokey and salty. Not fried.
I generally don't like the lardo that comes on charcuterie platters (usually tasteless) but this was amazing.

Any ideas?


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  1. You might try Schaller & Weber on 2nd and 86th, or this

    Schaller & Weber
    1654 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

    1. MAYBE at Schaller und Weber, but I dunno. I can't find any real Austria Speck either.

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      1. re: tonmeister

        DiPalo carries good speck. So does Agata & Valentina.

        Agata & Valentina
        1505 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021

      2. The last Hungarian butcher shop in Manhattan, which has sausages, smoked bacon, double-smoked bacon, cracklings, smoked duck, head cheese, smoked knuckles, importedHungarian paprika, perpared dishes, and lots more is:
        Yorkville Meat Emporium
        1560 2nd Ave
        (between 80th St & 81st St)
        New York, NY 10028
        Neighborhoods: Upper East Side, Yorkville

        (212) 628-5147

        Yorkville Meat Emporium
        1560 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028