07 June 2010
Today we met at the Piazza Erbe to look at the market and the landscape of food merchandising, and to visit a gastronomica to look at salumi. We talked with the proprietor and bought seven pieces of five different kinds of meats, including some Prosciutto di Parma, Speck, Lardo, and Sopressa. We took them back to my apartment, along with some breadsticks from the Pasticceria De Rossi and a melon from Verra Frutta to discuss and taste. Interesting discussions about the process of curing meat, as well as the need for controlling standards of production and the parallels between salumi, wine, cheese, and Gucci handbags. See the photos on Picasa.