SO YOU think your salami is perfecto?
This is your chance to prove it and go head-to-head with some of the best around.
The popular Festa Delle Salsicce (Festival of the Sausage) will be held this Sunday, August 25 at Pioneer Park Museum.
A major part of the festival will see a panel of expert judges sample spicy offerings on Saturday to decide the best, with the top sausage unveiled at the festival.
Organiser Roy Catanzariti said time was running out for local salami makers, who only have until tomorrow to get their homemade works of art into the competition.
“Entries have been slow, but I’m hoping we get a big rush of them come in these next few days,” he said.
“I’ve got around 70 in so far. I’d like at least 140.
“Everyone thinks their salami is a winner and they could be right.
“I know we’ll get them because I’ve had plenty of calls but I’d like to get them sooner rather than later.”
In determining the best salami, judges look at the overall taste, texture and colour.
First prize is $1000 plus an Elegen Cryovac commercial machine with 500 bags, second is $600 and third, $400.
To enter your salamis drop them at MIA CASA, Leo Franco Motors, Athletes Foot or call Roy on 0412 777 147.
This year, special guests include the Italian Consulate General, the Italian Chamber of Commerce manager, author Melina Marchetta, who wrote Looking for Alibrandi and orthopaedic surgeon Dr Sam Sorrenti.
The Festa Delle Salsicce, which attracts hundreds of visitors to the city all eager to sample the bellissimo Italian cuisine, is organised and run by the Griffith Italian Museum and Cultural committee.
As an added bonus for festival-goers, on Sunday Griffith’s Spaghetti Cowboys will show why they have been chosen to represent Australia in China at the Zhangjiajie International Country Music Festival.