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From Genoa to Nduja: Your Salami Primer

Aug 21 2014 - 1:03pm

Salami is quite the versatile little meat: it's delicious as part of an appetizer spread alongside bread and cheese, tossed in a chopped salad, layered atop pizza, or crisped up into salami chips. We've established the difference between salumi and charcuterie [1], but what about within the salami family itself? If you've ever been flummoxed by the salami section in your market or the list of options at a restaurant, this guide is for you.

All salami is made from a combination of uncooked ground meat, spices, wine, and garlic, which is then dried and cured. It develops a fine, white mold on the outside during the curing process, much like the coating on brie cheese, which is usually edible. But beyond that, there's tons of variation in this tasty, salty delicacy. Here are some of the most common varieties, and what sets them apart.


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