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Old 05-30-2014, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Chicago W Suburbs
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I agree that it's odd that the OP never tried prosciutto until recently, and even odder that several people think that $20/lb. is the highest priced item they've ever seen. I have lost track of who said what to some degree in this crazy thread, but I believe someone named tickyul is the one who thinks that everything they don't understand is "hipster"-ish.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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OK, that golden face-wash.........salicylic-acid, I can buy it at the dollar store, for a DOLLAR. Or I could go to Walmart and buy their brand for 3.99.......or I could got to Tahr-jay and buy the Neutrogena brand for 7.99. Pretty much the same stuff, no matter what snotty/upper-crust labeling they put on it.

The skinny-jeans that you snotty Yupsters are so hot on, I could go out and buy a 200 dollar pair and wear those......or MAYBE my 9 dollar cheapo pants work just fine.

Do I REALLY need to go out and buy some $20 a pound Yupster-sandwich-loaf to keep up with the Joneses and make truly snooty people happy??????

Maybe my choice of lowly ham-sandwich-slices justifies the hatred and bile directed my way.......if that is true, truly a sad statement about humanity.

UMMMMM, delusional people actually believe that peasants paid 20 bucks for a pound of lunch-loaf?????
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Old 06-02-2014, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...Maybe my choice of lowly ham-sandwich-slices justifies the hatred and bile directed my way...
I fail to sense the "hatred and bile" directed at you, and the mods certainly wouldn't allow it. If you don't like prosciutto, no worries - just don't disparage those of us who do like it.
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:42 AM
 
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OK, that golden face-wash.........salicylic-acid, I can buy it at the dollar store, for a DOLLAR. Or I could go to Walmart and buy their brand for 3.99.......or I could got to Tahr-jay and buy the Neutrogena brand for 7.99. Pretty much the same stuff, no matter what snotty/upper-crust labeling they put on it.

The skinny-jeans that you snotty Yupsters are so hot on, I could go out and buy a 200 dollar pair and wear those......or MAYBE my 9 dollar cheapo pants work just fine.

Do I REALLY need to go out and buy some $20 a pound Yupster-sandwich-loaf to keep up with the Joneses and make truly snooty people happy??????

Maybe my choice of lowly ham-sandwich-slices justifies the hatred and bile directed my way.......if that is true, truly a sad statement about humanity.

UMMMMM, delusional people actually believe that peasants paid 20 bucks for a pound of lunch-loaf?????
Lol!

Wow, I'm guessing you won't be into the San Daniele Prosciutto festival then!

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Old 06-02-2014, 07:51 AM
 
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Apparently the OP somehow managed to get to adult age without knowing about prosciutto then just compounded the whole ignoramus game by having no clue what a hipster is either.

Dude must be continually incredulous at the world.

Apparently you are confusing me with tickyul.
Also, I never said it was 20 bucks a pound...I said twenty something which translates into 26 bucks...and it smells like dirty ol socks.
Lastly, "if you don't like the rules, don't play the game."



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Old 06-02-2014, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Ok, so I'm at the deli at HEB today and saw a hunk of meat called "prosciutto". It's on sale mind you for twenty something a pound. Jokingly in my mind I'm thinkin..."wow, what a deal!" The gal before me was getting samples of it and she kept exclaiming how good it was. I think she ate 10 bucks worth before it was my turn.

I asked a couple of other gals waiting in line if they knew what kind of meat it was. No one seemed to know. That made me feel better. So I tried a sample as I've never had it before...and I'm old. End result...what is the big deal? It's really, really chewy...I thought I'd choke before I masticated enough. I kept wanting to gag. I bought a few slices for the crew at home to see their reaction, (probably about two dollars worth...sliced see-through thin). It did kinda taste like cheese though...chewy cheese, that is.

I did ask the meat guy what it is and he said it's pork. I'm still not sure which part of the animal it is so I better google that. The label says Italy so I guess the pigs there must be awfully well taken care of at twenty something a pound. The best part of the whole deal is in the asking..."ah, excuse me...may I have a few slices of the prosciutto?" It's an opportunity to act like a snob. However, the experience isn't worth twenty something a pound...on sale.

Please tell me what is so special about it?
IT shouldn't be so chewy. It should definitely not taste like cheese. I don't think you had good prosciutto or maybe you just didn't like it. If you ask me between Serrano Ham and prosciutto give me Serrano.
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Apparently the OP somehow managed to get to adult age without knowing about prosciutto then just compounded the whole ignoramus game by having no clue what a hipster is either.

Dude must be continually incredulous at the world.


I have/had no idea of either. I only know I would be banned if I said your words.....fact.
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Old 06-02-2014, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Chicago W Suburbs
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I've never had chewy prosciutto in my life. I love the stuff, and not for any perceived snob-factor. It's just delicious. I had no idea that people would not have seen it before in the deli. We have a lot of Italian grocers around here, so it's not unusual at all.
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Now I want a prosciutto sandwich!
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:59 PM
 
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The whole rant was off topic. If you don't like it, don't eat it. Save it for those of us who can appreciate it.
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