Emily's Pork Store
Emily's opened on Graham Avenue in Williamsburg in 1974. Don't be confused by its signature pig dressed in lederhosen with a Tyrolean hat—it's an Italian specialty store through and through.
Aliperti's favorite pasta
Aliperti's favorite pasta shape, the “pacherri.” It's bigger and stockier than the better-known rigatoni; he likes its chewiness, and how well it captures sauce.
One wall of Emily's Pork Store is dedicated to the art of the crushed tomato. Here you'll find some tasty, if lesser-known, brands, and every can also comes in 105 ounce sizes for the serious home cook.
A wall of Italian goodies
A sampling of products you'll find at Emily's Pork Store: dried beans, teas, juices, toast, olive oils, vinegar and more!
Taralli & Toast
Bags of hand-packed taralli, a favorite cracker from Aliperti's youth, come in garlic, fennel and black pepper. Aliperti stocks a variety of toasts, too, which he recommends dipping into Nutella.
Aliperti carries a variety of Italian cookies from the most well-respected brands.
The main attraction
Every week or so, Aliperti makes fifty to sixty pounds of his housecured charcuterie, including links of this dried salami, which is "a bit like pepperoni."
All the trimmings for a classic street fair
Aliperti carries all the trimmings for a classic street fair, including these tubs of ready-to-fry zeppole dough. Just add a little powdered sugar.
Waving the flag
Just in case you didn't know where his loyalties lie, Aliperti proudly displays the flags of his birth and adopted homelands.