Contraband Charcuterie Comes Clean - The Dinner Party Download by The Dinner Party Download published on 2013-05-24T21:06:58Z In response to an outbreak of livestock sicknesses in 1960s Italy, the USDA imposed a ban on the importation of certain cured meats. This month, the ban is being partially lifted - so expect to see a major influx of salumi on gourmet shop shelves. Rico visited chef Chad Colby of Chi Spacca, the only restaurant in Los Angeles that has been licensed to make its own cured meats in-house, to learn a little more about what’s up. The Dinner Party Download (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "40 Reasons To Live In The USA."