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Community Leader
Registered: 05-25-1999
Tue, 11-16-2010 - 3:57pm

I have said this before I watch a lot of Food Network on tv.

Love Everyday Italian. There are 2 things that I wondered about.

One is Prosciutto I have seen it in the store and it is very expencive. Is it like a very thin dryer deli ham? Or is it different? Could a deli ham be used instead?

And the other is Pancetta. They say it is uncured bacon.....isn't that fresh side meat? That is what we called uncured ham....I have to walk fast away from it beause Del grew up on that kind of stuff and we just shouldn't have it anymore.

But the same thing, it is very expencive wouldn't fresh side be the same thing or do the italians do something different to it?


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Registered: 11-09-2008
In reply to: emty_nstr
Sat, 11-20-2010 - 12:10pm

I agree-when I do a Christmas antipasta tray, I want the real thing. Whe I am just making a sammie, deli ham is just fine!


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Registered: 10-17-2000
In reply to: emty_nstr
Sat, 11-20-2010 - 9:13pm

I agree for everyday sandwiches I don't have to have prosciutto, although, I would love it if I could afford to!!

When we were living in Italy our landlords invited us over for dinner.