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Perinelli Salami is owned and run by Giuseppe Perinelli together with his partner Becky Owens. Giuseppe has worked as a chef for 20 years, first in his native Rome, and then in London where he has lived for 15 years. Giuseppe has cooked at Italian restaurants in London, including one with a Michelin star, as well as gastropubs serving British-European food. In Rome he ran his family’s grocery store for several years.
Giuseppe learnt to cure and prepare every part of the pig in his family village in central Italy during festivity periods. Meat-curing and salami-making are his passion and hobby and he has made salami every winter since when the conditions were right. He has attended charcuterie courses in the UK to refine his skills and grow his experience.
Becky speaks Italian and loves Italy - its art, culture, weather and above all food, She studied at Perugia University for Foreigners and has spent most summers in the Marche region where her parents have a house and at Giuseppe's family home in Rome. Her background is writing and editing. She is helping Giuseppe market and sell the salami.