Sausage is king

October 13, 2017

Best of the best: Salami royalty Vince Gallo, Alf Cardillo, Mick Cardillo and Anthony La Porta at the 13th Annual Salami Night in Tatura.

Spread for all: Attendees enjoyed a fantastic four course meal cooked by the ladies from the Tatura Italian Social Club.

All smiles: John Cortese holding his scorecard and enjoying this piece of salami.

Packed house: This year saw two hundred and fifty people attend the Tatura Italian Social Club.

On the job: Sam Saccuzzo preparing the salami for the judges ahead of the tasting.

Supersized: Tatura's John Lovel was on the four judges at the event and here holds a big salami.

Long session: Angelo Conti gets his nose right up to a salami to fully appreciate the aroma.

Thirty-two salamis were judged on appearance, aroma, texture and taste at the 13th annual salami night in Tatura.

‘‘The excellent quality of traditional home-made salami continued ... with four judges using their expertise to determine the best,’’ Tatura Italian Social Club president Nello Giansiracusa said.

John Cortese, Angelo Courtsey, Kyron Grasso and John Lovel were tasked with the judging job, each having a different view on how salami should look and taste.

‘‘They did an excellent job and the close scoring of all the entries shows the expertise of all those who entered,’’ Mr Giansiracusa said.

The major prize was taken out by local man Mick Cardillo with a score of 112, closely followed by Anthony La Porta on 108.

In third place, Alf Cardillo and Vince Gallo tied with a score of 107.

‘‘This year saw 250 people attend the night with many others on a waiting list,’’ Mr Giansiracusa said.

‘‘They enjoyed a fantastic four-course meal cooked by the ladies from the Tatura Italian Social Club.’’

Mr Giansiracusa and his committee thanked everyone who attended the night and looked forward to seeing them all again next year.

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