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Old 04-04-2006, 11:14 AM   #21
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Cook's Thesaurus offers Westphalian ham as a German prosciutto. A difference is that it is smoked.

Check it out...http://www.foodsubs.com/MeatcureHams.html
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:21 AM   #22
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thanks andy.

the stuff i had looked like a more processed nuss schinken.

i love all kinds of ham (from that magical animal), with cheeses and crackers and various mustards, and different fruits like mango, papaya, pears, melons, and apples.
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Old 04-06-2006, 08:52 PM   #23
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Iron Chef, your response made me laugh. I guess it is sort of like Shrimp Scampi or Chai Tea or .... hmmm, there's a similar one I was thinking of the other night. It is hard to translate the words some times, so you wind up with some of these weird names for things. I was very puzzled on a visit to California a number of years ago to see Chai Tea. "Tea-Tea???" Oh, they mean a particular style of tea popular in a particular country. As far as I knew, chai just meant tea, and if I remember right, in several different languages. Italians I know laugh at "shrimp-shrimp" (shrimp scampi). Oh, the other one is coquilles St Jacques. Which in French is simply the word for scallops, whereas in the US it is a particular preparation for scallops.

It would be interesting to see if the Germans make an unsmoked ham similar in preparation to proscuito.
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:00 PM   #24
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I actually used the German version in Texas last year it's Ok, milder and less salty, the reason I bought it was it was my only choice at the time. But I hafto say dont knock German meats they are masters as are the Italians.
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Old 05-04-2006, 07:28 PM   #25
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I would stick with the Italian stuff it tastes way way better.
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Old 05-04-2006, 07:48 PM   #26
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I lived for years in a small town (20,000 people) and could find pre-packaged proscuitto at the standard chain supermarkets like Safeway and Fred Meyer (Kroger?). It was sold in the deli area.

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Old 10-10-2006, 12:03 AM   #27
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Hmmm... I just finished a package of the German kind. It was mild and not salty. And it had quite a bit of white fat on the ends. I haven't looked too hard for authentic Italian, does anyone know if Trader Joe's carries it?
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:10 AM   #28
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I haven't looked too hard for authentic Italian, does anyone know if Trader Joe's carries it?[/quote]


Perhaps. I'll check with our daughter. She shops at Trader Joe's all the time. She's in Los Angeles. You don't say where in the U.S. you are. There might be regional differences though. I'll let you know.
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:17 AM   #29
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Italians I know laugh at "shrimp-shrimp" (shrimp scampi).
yeah, but whats even worse is when you see "Chicken Scampi" on the menu!! (which by the way has no shrimp!!) Italians get quite upset when they see these things... "Chicken Scampi - This will be your family's favorite. Chicken tenderloins baked in our scampi sauce in only ten minutes."


and to complicate things even further... "scampi" is a different animal than a shrimp as it has long slender claws and are much larger than shrimp, resembling long, slender small lobsters...
(Pic of scampi - http://www.demarisco.com/images/cigalas5.jpg)

the true italian word for "shrimp" is "gamberi"
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:21 AM   #30
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the link jennyema sent (https://www.bavariasausage.com/shop/...roduct_id=2620) sure looks like the italian prosciutto crudo

its a good thing were not discussing "peperoni"
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