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Mmm, mmm, mole salami

Post by News Tribune Staff on Sep. 23, 2006 at 2:30 pm | No Comments »
September 23, 2006 2:30 pm

My dead-fly-on-a-beer-bottle shopping trip at Metropolitan Market today did yield two tasty endings:

Six-packs of New Belgium beer are on sale for $6.49, a savings of $2.50; and I learned Metropolitan Market sells salumi, pancetta, finnocchiona, oregano salami and mole salami made in Armandino Batali’s cured-meat nirvana, Salumi in Seattle.

At Metropolitan Market, all Salumi pork products are $19.99 a pound — slightly more than ordering ordering them from Salumi.

Whatever the cost, mole salami was tongue-taking: a log of pork innoculated with chocolate, the smoky bite of ancho and chipotle peppers, and the musky-sweet flush of cloves and cinnamon. It’s good enough to make me think of Metropolitan Market’s high price as a savings — a savings of not having to drive to Salumi to sate my Salumi cravings. Besides, Salumi is only open 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. I could eat the stuff 24/7.


Salumi’s mole salami.

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