Segato Di Finocchio, Funghi E Pecorino Di Pienza
The Italian verb segare means “to saw” (as in cutting wood). The success of this recipe relies heavily on cutting (sawing) the ingredients into equal-size pieces as well as using equal amounts of each. The ingredients should be sliced to the same thickness. Each mouthful results in equal bites of every flavor and texture. If you have good knife skills, by all means, use them, but an inexpensive Japanese mandolin slicer is a worthwhile piece of kitchen equipment and becomes especially useful when making segato.
— Rolando Beramendi
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This recipe is Copyright © 2018 by Addie Gundry in Retro Recipes from the ‘50s and ‘60s and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Griffin.
Excerpted from Autentico: Cooking Italian the Authentic Way by Rolando Beramendi. Published by St. Martin’s Griffin. Copyright © 2017 Rolando Beramendi. Photographs Copyright © Laurie Frankel.