The soup with feline salami

A different recipe to enjoy the king of cured meats

By Greta Ammendola


In 1711, in Felino, was officially born the king of salami, destined to become an Italian excellence. For the complete story, it was discussed here:

A centuries-long history that of the most famous salami of Italy, protagonist of tables laid, inevitable in the basket of the snack and portrait even in still life, the most famous - visible at the Pinacoteca of Brera in Milan- is by Giacomo Ceruti that portrays the salami in its natural habitat: near to the bread, with nuts and a jug of wine.

In the common imagination, the place of the Salame Felino is between two slices of bread or cut into oblong slices, accompanied by a good glass of red wine. Perhaps, not everyone knows that the Salame Felino can also be put in the soup! If it is true that everything makes broth, here it’s the recipe for a soup with an unexpected twist: Salami and vegetable soup

For 6 people:
150 g salame felino

100 g lard
100 g grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

80 g butter
8 slices of homemade bread

2 pork sausages
2 carrots
1 white turnip

1 cauliflower
1 celery  
1.5 l of meat broth

Bring to the boil a pot of water and cook the turnip, carrots, celery and cabbage for a few minutes, drain and let cool under water. Put the vegetables in a pot, add the lard, sausages and salami that you have previously skinned; wet with two ladles of broth, cover with a lid and cook over medium heat for three hours. Then drain the vegetables and cut them coarsely; cut the lard into cubes and the sausages and the salami into slices. Meanwhile cut slices of bread, sprinkle them with a thin layer of butter, sprinkle with Parmigiano Reggiano and bake them at 130° C for a few minutes. Put the slices of bread, a layer of vegetables, a few slices of salami, sausage and the lard and a large handful of Parmigiano Reggiano on the bottom of a bowl; proceed until finish the ingredients and then put grated cheese and two ladles of broth. Let it rest in heat for fifteen minutes and serve.


Surreal… but good!
The salame felino is perfect for the beginnings of the most beautiful love stories: alone, a bottle of Champagne -not one by chance, but that of Cumières common of France twinned with Felino- not enough to get the partner, accompany it rather with a feline sandwich, will be the perfect match… and she/him tell you “yes” forever.

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