7 Reasons Why Bologna is an Italian Food Paradise

7 Reasons Why Bologna is an Italian Food Paradise
0
#1

Originally published at: https://www.culturediscovery.com/blog/tours/bologna-food-paradise/

Bologna, the capital city of Emilia-Romagna, is one of Italy’s best kept secrets. While many American tourists don’t even know Bologna exists, Italians consider it as a major food capital. Bologna is the birthplace of Bolognese Sauce. This area is the birthplace of Tortellini, Mortadella, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Balsamic Vinegar. Wondering why the heck you haven’t been there? We are, too. Bologna is hardly touched by mass tourism, and offers rich history, art, architecture, and the “Motor Valley”. The “Motor Valley” is home to Ferrari and Lamborghini, Maserati, and Ducati. Most people visit Rome, Florence, and Venice and skip right over Bologna. I think Bologna deserves attention and Lonely Planet actually named Emilia Romagna as the top place to visit in Europe. Bologna is lovingly nicknamed “La Grassa” which means “The Fat One”, and after reading this, you’ll probably understand why Bologna is truly a Food Paradise. 1. Mortadella – Don’t Call it Baloney Mortadella – with classic fat and pistachio chunks The pride and joy of Bologna. Mortadella is made of high quality pig fat, pistachios, peppercorns, and wine. This mixture is then stuffed into a large sausage, cooked, and cooled. Like most food products in Italy, mortadella is highly regulated. It must have an exact pork to fat ratio of 7:3. Mortadella is sliced very thin and served many different ways. As far as finding true Italian mortadella in the US, its harder than one might think. Importing it from Italy is pretty complicated due to strict FDA regulations and requirements. If you find an authentic Italian deli,…

0 Likes

#2

Ok, now I am seriously starving here! :grin::grin:

0 Likes

listed #3
0 Likes