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If you want to know how much they care about salami in Brescia, Lombardy, you have to watch this short movie. It’s been realized by the guy Nicola Belleri, a young director from POV Films, project born and raised from a University experience.

«El salàm nostrà», literally local salami, celebrates the art of making salami and it’s explained by some farmers mostly speaking their dialect but subtitled in English. Enjoy the view!

When I think about salami in Brescia, as much as any other territory, I can only think about our history, tradition and the way we enjoy sharing and inviting people to let them taste our homemade delicacy. Short movies like this are the purpose of our community because it’s not only about taste. An Italian dinner is about emotions, people and a banquet. A cutting board and a salami on top is a perfect picture of it. The thing that a young director starts with movies like this is the picture of how much we care about our culture.

Cured meats are always the soul of appetizers and aperitifs. It Italy a lot of restaurants have on the menu the antipasto all’italiana, literally «Italian appetizer», and it’s always presented as a dish like this. You can see ham, mozzarella, olives, cheese, fresh tomatoes and dried tomatoes, of course salami.

italian appetizer || italian dinner || cured meat starter

Salami is a type of cured sausage consisting of fermented and air-dried meat, typically pork.

The word salami comes from the plural form of the Italian salame (pronounced [saˈlaːme]). It is a singular or plural word in English for cured meats of a European (particularly Italian) style.

Every farmer is proud of his additional ingredient and always says his salami is the best in the world. Additional ingredients can be:

  • Garlic
  • Minced fat
  • Salt
  • Spices, usually white pepper
  • Various herbs
  • Vinegar
  • Wine

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