And how the heck do you pronounce it?

nduja bread with salami
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When I was growing up, I remember packages of soft, spicy spreadable salami arriving in the mail from Italy. The meaty treat was 'nduja (pronounced "en-DOO-yah" or "en-DOO-jah," depending on who you ask), homemade by our family in Calabria. And I loved it, especially smeared on bread—like true Calabrians do! 

Over the past few years, I've noticed 'nduja popping up closer to home on restaurant menus (Upland in New York City makes a killer 'nduja pie). 

You can also find it in Italian markets, and online on sites like A six-ounce package will set you back between $10 and $14, but a little bit goes a long way. 

Dollop it on pizza; stir a little into pasta sauce; or sauté with olive oil, chopped garlic, and broccoli rabe. It may become a go-to ingredient in your family, too.