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LITTLE SILVER: TASTES OF (LITTLE) ITALY

121614 ferruccis2Sandy and Paolo D’Amico behind the counter of Ferrucci’s Gourmet Delicatessen. Below, buffalo milk butter from Parma, Italy.  (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)

By SUSAN ERICSON

121614 ferruccisShopping at Ferrucci’s Gourmet Delicatessen in the Prospect Plaza strip mall in Little Silver is like stepping into a classic Italian grocery store, according to a customer who stopped in to pick up pizza dough brought in from Brooklyn. It’s as good as Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, he said.

Mixed New York boroughs aside, there is something about New York city tap water that makes pizza dough and bread taste better. And the bread at Ferrucci’s is delivered daily from Brooklyn along with the dough. It’s also a consistent daily sellout, says owner Sandy D’Amico.

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WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? ITALIAN MARKET EATS

ferruccis gourmetThe Ranchero sandwich at Ferrucci’s Gourmet brings ‘just enough’ heat on seeded bread. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

By JIM WILLIS

morsels mediumOn PieHole’s regular trips over to the Little Silver A&P in Prospect Plaza for good deals on organic milk (cheapest in town), we’ve often walked past the entrance to Ferrucci’s Gourmet. Until this week, though, we had never stepped in to the Italian market.

Wow, did we ever miss the boat.

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