Opening of Salami Museum Offers Spicy Slice of Italian Life

Dec 30, 2013 876

Do you love salami? Ever thought of it as a work of art? A new museum in central Italy's food valley thinks it is and is out to tell the world. It has a high-sounding name: MUSA, as in muse of taste, which is short for Museo della Salumeria in Italian and is meant to conjure up memories of top-flight art museums like New York's Metropolitan Museum, the Louvre in Paris and the British Museum in London.

Everyone knows that when it comes to cold cuts, Italians do it better. Pistachio mortadella, Barolo wine salami, black truffle sausages, Parma and San Daniele ham tickle the palates of every true gourmand. And Italy's world-renowned cured meat delicacies can be just as expensive as caviar and champagne.

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