Here are some of the distinguishing features of genoa, hard salami, and soppressata.
Panisicia, the inspiration for our Red Wine Risotto with Beans, is traditionally made with salam d'la duja, an Italian salami that's hard to find in the United States. We found three widely available deli salamis that work well as substitutes: Genoa, hard salami, and soppressata. Each is made from a mixture of raw ground meat, salt, and seasonings, which is stuffed into a casing and left to ferment and dry until cured. Below are some of their distinguishing features.