One of my favorite dishes has always been the simple antipasto. While I was growing up, it was a staple of our holiday meals, and I’ve continued the tradition of serving antipasto throughout the Christmas season. My husband and kids like antipasto well enough, but to me, the dish is the absolute pinnacle of gustatory perfezione. Give me a hunk of Italian bread and a glass of vino alongside a plate of olives, “giardiniera” (pickled vegetables), mozzarella cheese, anchovies, cherry tomatoes, roasted peppers, provolone, and marinated artichoke hearts, and I’m. In. Heaven.
What about the Genoa salami? And the prosciutto? And where’s the “soppressata” (dried salami)?
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