La Salumina

Salumi, one of the great achievements of the Italian kitchen, is now available in the Hudson Valley at La Salumina in Hurleyville. Owners, Eleanor Friedman and Gianpiero Pepe, first crossed paths while working in Siena, Italy. Eleanor, a New York native, had an apprenticeship as a butcher and norcino (salumi producer) when she met Gianpiero,…

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Slowly-Roasted Pork Loin with the Cracklin’

The secret to this recipe is to become friends with your local butcher or pig farmer. They will be able to get pretty much any cut of pork you want if you ask kindly. Time is your friend with this recipe. Let the pork “sit on the salt”, as we say in professional kitchens, which…

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