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May 10, 2006 | S. Irene Virbila
A wonderfully appealing red from a family-owned Piedmont estate, Sassisto is a blend of Barbera with 10% Nebbiolo. Old vines mean concentration and heft. Beautifully balanced, it's warm, earthy, very Piedmontese. And an attractive buy. It's great with salami and prosciutto, pasta dishes and a classic braised stinco di vitello (veal shank). -- S.
March 19, 1987 | From Agence France-Presse
West Germans who thought they were eating an exceptionally good salami-type sausage have been shocked to learn that the meat was kangaroo. A butcher was fined the equivalent of $25,000 here Wednesday after officials uncovered a five-year-old fraud involving sausages that contained meat ranging from kangaroo to horse and elk. Five other butchers are currently serving jail terms.
September 30, 1993 | LAURIE OCHOA
Sure, the inhabitants of Biosphere 2 ate a high-fiber, low-fat and mostly vegetarian diet while safely ensconced in their lovely domed world. But what did they really want after two years of enforced isolation and health food? Chocolate, caviar, Genoa salami, lots of fancy cheese, pate, peanut butter . . . and on everyone's wish list, gourmet coffee.
September 12, 1985
Two Italian meats, rich and smoky bacon-like pancetta and dry salami, team up with garlic, onions, fresh tomatoes and chard in a delightful sauce for pasta. If pancetta is not available in the deli section of the supermarket, bacon can be substituted. Also pancetta may be purchased at an Italian market.
December 19, 2001 | Donna Deane
When there's a lot of cooking going on, you can probably use a little help getting rid of kitchen odors. The new True Air Plug-Mount Air Cleaner from Hamilton Beach plugs into the wall and has a carbon filter to eliminate odors as a fan pulls them in. It works especially well in small kitchens. * True Air Plug-Mount Air Cleaner, $35 from Macy's. Prosciutto-Flavored Salami Citterio is well known for Italian-style cured meats such as sopressata and mortadella.
January 19, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
When I spent some months in Venice, Italy, years ago, my friend Paolo would show up at dinner parties with prosciutto. I'm not talking about a paper packet of sliced ham but a whole prosciutto di San Daniele, the famous ham from Friuli, cured with the foot on. The host would hand him a glass of Prosecco, he'd pull his well-traveled prosciutto out of the bag and proceed to carve off slices as his contribution to the cicchetti (antipasti) spread. Brilliant. And after, it would go home with him to be trotted out for the next dinner party.
September 1, 1988 | JOAN DRAKE, Times Staff Writer
Question: My question concerns all of the new turkey products that are on the market. I am concerned about cholesterol and fat in our diets and have switched to turkey ham, turkey sausage and turkey pastrami. Am I only fooling myself that we are getting less fat and cholesterol? Answer: Yes and no. According to the National Turkey Federation, "Turkey deli meats are made from the cured meat of the lean turkey thigh without adding extra fats.
December 3, 2003 | S. Irene Virbila
The wine sheets down the sides of the glass, a lush crimson-purple with a head of raspberry foam. It's Lambrusco, the fizzy red wine from Emilia-Romagna that most serious wine drinkers wouldn't go near. The surprise is how delicious this one from Barbolini is, a mouthful of bright fruit and earth.
A few years ago, my husband and I decided to renew a Brady family tradition. As a child, Brian always celebrated the Fourth of July at Lacy Park in San Marino with his family. It is a big, beautiful park where it's easy to spend the day without getting bored. One catch: No grilling allowed. What to bring? I pack this substantial sandwich that goes a long way on a long day. It's one of those sandwiches that actually gets better as it sits.
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