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name of this specialty meat?

mash1982 Oct 9, 2012 12:43 PM

Guys, you are my only hope! Does anyone know what is the name of this meat that I bought in Florence?

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    lisaonthecape RE: mash1982 Oct 9, 2012 12:58 PM

    Looks like coppa di testa to me (in English, the singularly unappealing name of headcheese).

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      vinoroma RE: lisaonthecape Oct 9, 2012 01:46 PM

      + 1

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        mash1982 RE: lisaonthecape Oct 9, 2012 05:32 PM

        Thanks!I hope I'll be able to find it here, in US

      2. minchilli RE: mash1982 Oct 9, 2012 10:50 PM

        Definitely coppa di testa, which is called head cheese in the states. It's made slightly differently everywhere in Italy, so it will be pretty hard finding exactly what you had in Florence, back in the States.


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          Rodzilla RE: minchilli Oct 10, 2012 12:03 AM

          Shouldn't be hard to find in an Italian specialty market. Otherwise just call a few local delis and ask about headcheese, you should find something comparable.

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          barberinibee RE: mash1982 Oct 10, 2012 01:03 AM

          In Liguria and Piemonte, it is more commonly called testa in cassetta, so if you to looking for it in true Italian delis that are closer to the Pacific coast in the US, you might find it under that name. I just did a quick google search and saw that Perbacco in San Francisco has on its menu "testa in cassetta di Gavi."

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            barberinibee RE: barberinibee Oct 10, 2012 01:27 AM

            If all else fails, you can make your own (if you can get your hands on some pig snouts):


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              barberinibee RE: barberinibee Oct 10, 2012 01:38 AM

              Or if you are on the East Coast, here is a promising lead in Great Barrington:


              and where to get it around Chicago:


            2. ttoommyy RE: mash1982 Oct 10, 2012 08:00 AM

              Do you live in the US mash1982? And if so, how did you ever get that home? Lucky! :)

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