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What is this Italian deli meat called?

r
Recursion Feb 26, 2011 10:49 PM

I was watching an episode of cake boss on tlc and they made a cake for a deli. I thought I had tried pretty much all Italian deli meats, but they named one I haven't tried. They called it Brus-i-tin-i or Brus-i-ti-no. So what is this meat?

  1. mbfant Feb 27, 2011 08:39 AM

    The name doesn’t resemble anything I can find, but it would be helpful if you could (a) describe it, (b) place it somewhere in Italy since these things tend to be local, (c) address the credibility of the person who gave the name (I am unfamiliar with cake boss). There is a cooked beef preparation of Lombardia called bruscitt, but that's as close as I can get without more info.

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    1. re: mbfant
      r
      Recursion Feb 28, 2011 12:31 PM

      Don't know much more than the name. sorry.

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      welcometoevsworld Feb 27, 2011 09:00 AM

      Would it be bresaola? That's an Italian air-dried beef that's quite wonderful.

      1. mamachef Feb 27, 2011 09:23 AM

        It's air-cured bottom round.

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          escondido123 Feb 27, 2011 09:28 AM

          I describe it as beef proscuitto, and usually serve it with lemon, oilve oil and arugula. A great dish.

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          ratbuddy Feb 27, 2011 10:21 AM

          Sounds like it could just be a bad Jersey pronunciation of prosciuttini.

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            mbfant Feb 27, 2011 01:31 PM

            Actually, that is probably right. There is also (thinking p for b and o for u opens up a whole new angle) something called probusti in Trentino, a sausage of veal and pork with kidney fat meant to be boiled or grilled.

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              bob96 Feb 28, 2011 06:33 PM

              I'm not so sure our Jersey bakers would know about a Trentino sausage, but agree with you it's probably prosciuttini, prosciutto's cheaper, meaner little brother.

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              r
              Recursion Feb 28, 2011 12:33 PM

              yeah didn't think of this.

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