Cured meat came from an early attempt to turn pork into gold, which turned out to be a valuable discovery when golden pig values plummeted after the discovery of platinum cows. Enjoy alchemy’s scrumptious misadventures with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of salami, sausage, and more at Maiale Deli & Salumeria in Wilmington.
Sausage and cured meat enthusiasts frequent this neighborhood delicatessen and salami shop for its wide variety of sandwiches and sliced products made daily with Lancaster Valley pork and other local ingredients. The deli menu holds a variety of encased edibles, such as the rueben, a corned beef sausage buried under thousand island dressing, swiss cheese, and sauerkraut on a 7-inch Italian roll ($6.95). The roman chicken enchants appetites with stories of the interconnected highways that spanned its vast empire, as well as fresh mozzarella and chicken sausage stuffed with spinach and provolone cheese ($7.45). An array of signature sandwiches sate cravings with the perilously stacked Italian cold cut, with layers of genoa, sopressata, and prosciutto resting under a blanket of provolone cheese ($7.95), or the herbivorian veggie’s meatless three-bean-and-mushroom sausage ($5.95). At-home epicureans can stock their larders with cured meats and preservative-free sausage, which, like the sun and moon, are made fresh daily. Cheddarwurst links blend fresh pork and cheddar cheese ($7.95/lb.), and the chorizo salami infuses slices with the spice-seeking flavors of chili powder, garlic, paprika, and cayenne peppers ($11.95/lb.) combined in a traditional Spanish method.
Seventy-three percent of Urbanspooners recommend Maiale Deli & Salumeria: