did Bologna (baloney) come from?
a large, highly seasoned sausage named for Bologna, Italy.
The true Italian sausage from Bologna is actually called
Mortadella, which is the original bologna. This very large
smoked sausage (usually pork) was studded with cubes of
pork fat, peppercorns and/or pistachios and/or green
olives. Mortadella probably dates back to the 15th
century, and the original recipes included myrtle,
'mortella' in Italian, hence the name.
bologna (boloney) is considered by some as a very poor
imitation, however Americans eat 800 million pounds of
bologna annually, usually made into thin slices for
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