Wednesday Word: lo speck

Unlike most words in the Italian language, speck does not end with a vowel, and is spelled with the unusual (for Italians) combination of ck. This masculine singular noun is pronounced SPAYK and comes from the root speck / spec / spek, all words in older Germanic dialects that mean fat or lard. Lo speck is made from the hind leg of pigs and is therefore closer to prosciutto than it is … Continue reading Wednesday Word: lo speck