Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Culatello. Capocollo. Sopressata. It will soon be legal to import a whole new world of Italian cured pork products, thanks to the USDA’s decision to end a decades-long ban. Every Italian region and province, and even many towns have their own distinctive salumi.
Peter Temkin brings a decade of experience to Show Dogs and specializes in charcuterie from pates and whole-cut dry-cured meats to fresh sausages. Recipe for Salumi Paradiso.
Chef and Restaurateur Staffan Terje likes it fresh at his Perbacco and barbacco eno trattoria “authentic Italian” restaurants in San Francisco. Why would a Swedish-raised chef choose to craft traditional dishes and recipes from “la cucina Piemontese?” Terje explained, “Italian food is the food that talks to me. You don’t choose who you fall in love with. It just happens.” Terje shares his favorite Bay Area food spots on BAB.
The thing that struck me speechless was the salumi. I know what you’re thinking. “Salumi?” you’re thinking. “That is so, like, 2006.” Maybe. But when it’s as good as it is at Bar Bambino, it never goes out of style. The small salumi plate ($9.50) was the first thing my boyfriend and I settled on […]