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Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.
 
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Speck
Speck, a smoked prosciutto, is a prominent ingredient in the Alto Adige region of Italy. This meat is ...
 
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Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
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May 18, 2015
Speck

Speck, a smoked prosciutto, is a prominent ingredient in the Alto Adige region of Italy. This meat is seasoned with salt and spices that include pepper and juniper berries before it cures for a month. It is then smoked and aged for several months to produce the smoky and flavorful product. Speck is often served sliced thin and served like prosciutto or diced and tossed in a salad, but it can also be used to cook with, easily replacing bacon or as a smoky alternative. You can find speck at specialty food stores.