It’s been very exciting for those of us who live in the Bay Area if you are a sports fan. The Golden State Warriors are chasing their second NBA championship, the baseball season has just started, and the San Jose Sharks are in the hockey playoffs.
Even with all the excitement around, I have a confession to make. I am not a sports fan at all. Growing up in Japan, I watched baseball with my dad and that’s the only game I understand. When I moved to the U.S. I did follow baseball, but only the teams that Ichiro Suzuki was on. He was my favorite player!
However, my family and friends are all sports fanatics. Every time the Warriors play my children and husband even wear their favorite Stephen Curry jerseys because they believe it will bring the team good luck.
Just because I am not a sports fan doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the fun though! What’s my part? Food of course!
My Family’s Favorite – Columbus Salami
When we watch games with friends and family, I like to prepare an assortment of snacks. Some of the family’s favorites are carrot and celery sticks with dip, chips and guacamole, cheesy garlic bread, Teba Shio (salted chicken wings), and Homemade Truffle Salt Popcorn. And most important of them all is – the salami!
I only had salami a couple of times before moving to the U.S. After moving to the States, I started to enjoy this treat that originated from Italy. Since I live in the Bay Area, the majority of the markets around me all carry Columbus salami and it’s also my favorite. They have 12 different flavors and we’ve tried all of them. If it’s just for our family, I would ask the deli for 2 oz. of different cuts. If it’s for a large party then I buy the pre-sliced version from the markets.
Different Flavors of Columbus Salami
If you are not familiar with salami and wants to try it, I recommend these three flavors from Columbus Craft Meats.
Crespone – Flavorful, rich, and buttery. You can taste the pepper and spices they used to create the salami.
Finocchiona – Wonderful salami with distinct hints of fennel. If you love fennel sausage you’ll love this salami.
Hot Sopressata – Salame with a kick, it has chile de arbol, paprika.
Do you have a favorite salami? If you do, let me know and I know my family would love to give it a try.
Lastly, go Warriors and Sharks!
Full Disclosure: Thank you to Columbus Foods for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.