Salumè, a new paninoteca in New York City has launched a free iPhone and iPad application that will guide Italophiles and food lovers through the ins and outs of great Italian sandwich making.
With the help of Salumè’s Paninipedia, users can learn the provenance of any kind of salumi, from bresaola to prosciutto and lardo, gather information about how it’s made, where it comes from, how to identify a good product, and even suggestions on how to best enjoy it.
Not in the market for cured meat? Fish, cheese, vegetables and condiments are also part of the app’s encyclopedic range. If it can go in a panini, it’s documented in the Paninipedia.
Arguably the first resource of its kind, the Paninipedia helps those looking to replicate the finery of this latest trend at home, or people looking for an extra dose of knowledge to select ingredients while shopping or dining.
To best capitalize on the resource, use the Paninipedia’s cross-referencing tools, where a chosen ingredient leads to a list of applicable recipes for the choosing. Prefer to go the other way around? Select your favorite of Salumè’s panini and unlock the secrets right on your iPhone: You’ll get the recipe and links to each ingredient’s page to best understand what makes that particular panini so addictive and special.
True devotees can also access information on the restaurant itself, check for hours and menu updates, as well as all general information surrounding the Salumè concept and the philosophy behind its signature sammies.
Salumèis owned by Michele Colombo and was recently named the best panini in NYC by New York Magazine.