April 30, 2003 |
Here's a simple, delicious country wine from the Nebbiolo grape (which, in its most noble form, makes Barolo and Barbaresco). Ruby in color, it jumps with bright, lively fruit. Perfect for spring and summer's lighter menus, and always a great match with a platter of salumeria: Think prosciutto, coppa, salami. * Quick swirl Region: Piedmont. Price: About $12. Style: Bright and lively. Food it goes with: Salami and prosciutto, rustic soups and pastas, grilled and roasted meats.
October 29, 2001 |
An Iranian parliamentary committee has called for direct talks with the country's arch foe, the United States, to seek cooperation on setting up a new Afghan government, a member of parliament said. Golamheidar Ebrahimbai-Salami said the special committee on the Afghan crisis had concluded that "it is in our national interests to engage in talks with the main parties in the conflict, especially America."
May 10, 2006 |
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 |
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 |
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.
March 14, 2014 |
MONTALCINO, Italy - " Scusi ," I said to a well-dressed man in this medieval Tuscan village, where even the gas station was somehow part of the farming landscape. "Can you tell me how to get to Castiglion del Bosco?" "Hmm, yes," he said in English, taking my map, then, " Un momento . " He dialed his cellphone, and I realized he was asking someone for the best route. Not the first or last time we found the Italians to be incredibly helpful. "I can tell you how to get there, but my wine is much better," he said, laughing.
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 |
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.