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  • Black Pigs, Abruzzo

    Black Pigs, Abruzzo

    Luciano Costantini is a 3rd generation salumaio from Abruzzo/Marche border. 4 years ago he joined together with Tommaso Sturmo to create Costantini Slow, farming free range, black Nero d'Abruzzo pigs to promote this little known breed and create a range of traditional, northern Abruzzese salumi.
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  • Pancetta from Southern Tuscany

    Pancetta from Southern Tuscany

    Brothers Riccardo, Leonardo and Valerio Rosati breed black Cinta Senese pigs on their farm just outside of Chianciano in southern Tuscany. They produce wine, olive oil and excellent salumi from pigs living free range in mixed Mediterranean woodland.
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  • Passata di Pomodoro

    Passata di Pomodoro

    On Monday our new season passata finally arrived from Sabina and Michele at San Cesareo in Fano. Their lovely old farmhouse, hidden among the trees in the photo, has a kitchen where the tomatoes are taken within an hour of picking. There, they are washed, plunged into boiling water, drained and then put through a mill to separate the skins. The passata is bottled either with or without whole Datterini tomatoes.
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