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Italian Food Los Angeles

The Tasting Kitchen Gnocco Fritto

It’s become increasingly difficult to define The Tasting Kitchen under chef Casey Lane’s watch. What started out as a California influenced Italian restaurant (or was it an Italian influenced California restaurant?) still has both...
Sandwich Seattle

Salumi Porchetta Sandwich

Salumi Artisan Cured Meats, the salumeria and sandwich shop from former Boeing employee Armandino Batali (and Mario’s dad) in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, is only open weekdays for a total of 20 hours. Basically, you’ll...
Charcuterie Los Angeles

Bestia Housemade Salumi

Chef Ori Menashe, who put the beast in Bestia, shifted into high gear thanks to Gino Angelini’s tutelage and an inner drive and invested years refining his salumi skills leading up to the opening...
Salumi Los Angeles

Mozza Salumi Bar: Finding a Cure on Melrose [CLOSED]

For people who are interested in pork, they might as well have screamed, “Woo Pig Sooie” when they opened the doors to Mozza for their very first Salumi Bar on May 31. The famous...
Salumi Sonoma

Zazu Black Pig Salumi [CLOSED]

Zazu is a restaurant on the outskirts of Santa Rosa that captures Sonoma County’s essence, with many ingredients plucked right from the backyard garden. The owners’ commitment to seasonal cooking is hardly limited to...
Charcuterie Los Angeles

Cube Lomo Iberico de Bellota [CLOSED]

Last year, I was introduced to the wonders of jamon iberico de bellota, the justifiably revered leg meat shaved from acorn-fed, black-hooved Spanish hogs. It was nutty, with melt-in-your-mouth ribbons of fat, chewy red...