The word “norcino” comes from a small town , Norcia , in Umbria region in central /south Italy & means coming from Norcia.
Starting from the Middle Age in this area of Italy there were many norcini (a sort of butchers specialized in pork meat only : experts of making sausages ,ham,salami & everything coming from the pork .They were very good in cutting & chosing the best part of the animal , adding salt pepper +other natural aromas to preserve it & they were very requested both in Tuscany & in Lazio regions for this job.
That’s what I am going to show you today a real Norcino in Pistoia : open in 1937 , since 1976 Mr Agostino Desantis runs this small butchery shop in the heart of Pistoia’s food centre , the so called “la sala” district offering a huge choice of deli products.
Sonia welcomes me with her beautiful smile & gives me the best fillet pork filled with a mix of aromatic herbs ( a secret receipe by Agostino) that makes a simple piece of meat a delicious tasty meal!
I cooked it without adding anything else, just into the oven as it is & in about 40 minutes it was done: tender, good ,scented,healthy 😉👍eith some vegetables is a complete lunch.
You can see how many products Agostino sells & prepears with his hands (fresh sausages to be eaten as the are on a slice of bread , ever tried? not cooked …..they are simply a must to taste !!) : a new enter is now the chicken 👏
Enjoy this typical Italian food shop , NOT for vegetarian , of course!