Of course, this cured meat has to have its own day of celebration – get ready for National Salami Day on Thursday, September 7.
Salami gets its name from the Latin word for salt – this preserved sausage is an important traditional way of storing meat and has been practised throughout Europe for centuries.
Most commonly made from pork, salami is a cured, fermented and air-dried sausage that can be found in our delis and butcher shops in delicious variety.
Here are five top spots to get a salami fix in time for Thursday:
Good mood, food and memories are on the menu at Amigos Pizzeria
on Magill Road in Adelaide. Located in the heart of Magill, this Italian-inspired eatery has a loyal local following after being around since 2005, whether dining in the cosy interior or grabbing your favourite pizza to take home for an easy family dinner.
Stop in on Thursday for a slice of the Meat Cravers – Canadian bacon, ham, Italian sausage, mozzarella and salami on a tomato base – or Capricciosa with ham, salami, olives, mushrooms and mozzarella.
Espousing a paddock-to-plate philosophy in Seymour is The Winery Kitchen
. Located only an hour from Melbourne and tucked into Seymour’s picturesque Somerset Crossing Vineyard, this family-run restaurant, winery and farm has quickly become a gourmet destination, attracting foodies from all over.
Snack on an antipasto platter with a selection of artisan meat and gnocco fritto, or veal tonnato with tuna sauce; move on to lamb loin, dukkah roasted parsnip and purée and lamb jus while those who can’t choose can opt for the tasting or degustation menu.
A promise in a name, Locale Pizzeria Deakin
on Hopetoun Circuit provides inspired Italian dining to Canberra locals. Drawing an after-five crowd, Locale encourages guests to take time dining with family and friends, relaxing, celebrating and socialising over sumptuous food.
Embracing traditional style, pizzas like Capricciosa, Diavolo Rosso and Margherita are on offer with an option for gluten-free, quinoa bases. For pasta, say buon appetito to gnocchi with porcini and wild mushrooms and tarragon gremolata, or traditional Bolognese.
Share tales and tastes at casual yet refined European bistro Lady Lola
on Cyrillean Way in Dunsborough. Arrive with a sense of adventure and sandy feet to kick off with a luxurious cocktail in the courtyard, linger over shared plates in the modern dining area, or grab some deli treats to go and explore the natural beauty of the Margaret River area.
Order a salumi plate to graze over with mortadella, San Daniele prosciutto, fennel salami and quindillas, before larger plates of mushroom leek risotto and Manjimup truffle or six-hour nduja Bolognese, casarecce and Grana Padano.
Authentic Italian fare created with the freshest ingredients is on the menu at locally-loved Piccolino Woodfired Pizzeria – Trattoria Restaurant
on Scotchmer Street in Fitzroy North. Settle in with a glass of red as tantalising aromas waft from the pizza oven in the open kitchen and peruse a menu inspired by Head Chef Andrea Fioriti’s beloved home country, offering housemade pasta and hand-stretched pizza.
Order a salami pizza with Napoli, mozzarella and basil or the Italian Stallion – Napoli, mozzarella, pork and fennel sausage, salami, olives, fior di latte, fresh chilli and basil – enjoyed with a glass of hearty red wine.