Skip to comments.Persuading Italians to Hold the Prosciutto and Pass the Pastrami
Posted on 09/04/2017 3:31:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Deep in the Tuscan countryside, between a hill and a bleating sheep, Gianluca Tonelli tended to 17 pounds of pastrami soaking in a plastic container filled with brine.
With his trademark porkpie hat and gray goatee, Mr. Tonelli, a worshiper of what he called pastrami culture We started a klezmer band! sidestepped Dante, his familys pet pig, and loaded freshly chopped cherry wood chips into a smoker.
In the house, he showed off heavy-duty cooking devices, including a pressure cooker in which he aromatizes the pastrami with cloves and Tuscan red wine, before selling it from a bright red food truck.
For Mr. Tonelli and pastrami, it has been love at first bite since that fateful day decades ago when he first visited Katzs Delicatessen in Manhattan. Pastrami has always stayed in his heart, said his wife, Beatrice Baroni, 35.
For Trebbio and its environs around Lucca, it has been something a little less than love. But that has not dimmed Mr. Tonellis ardor, or his ambition to become the pastrami king of Tuscany.
As Carnegie, Stage and many other traditional Jewish delis close in New York City, Mr. Tonelli, a 46-year-old equine veterinarian, is helping Italians acquire the taste for the Ashkenazi artery-clogging fare.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
(has nothing to do with the thread, I just like the quote)
I can’t believe they continue to allow you to post such nonsense.
I don’t understand. Are you unhappy because you adore prosciutto?
“Between a hill and a bleating sheep”
That line could be in any story about Al Franken.
I can’t believe Staten Island is still part of the United States.
I love prosciutto.
LOL You’ve posted three articles since you joined. And, you are harassing Nick?
I'm glad it's still part of the United States, but I can't believe it's still part of NYC.
Who are you? Nick’s post is entertaining.
Tonelli carbonara anyone?
I make a mean homemade pastrami. My favorite!
Most of us understand it could go in chat or something, but...his offbeat threads (I'm not saying that like it's a bad thing) keep it light when we could use it.
He was just skoing around with me.
But thanks for enjoying the threads.
You should be careful.
Too much skoing could cause your beeber to stune you!
Anyone who hates prosciutto hates America.
Prosciutto: Bacon’s swarthy, ethnic cousin.
GET IN MAH BELLY.
Amen to that! :) God bless America!
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