The centuries-long tradition of Mortadella, the most American of Italian salumi

May 26, 2023 467

BY: Francesca Bezzone

Mortadella has lovers all over the world. With its distinctive and aromatic flavor, this century-old staple of Italian gastronomy has captivated the palates of millions and keeps on doing it. 

Americans know it well, because it crossed the Atlantic with Italian migrants in the early 20th century, and it has topped their deli meats preferences since – you’ll find it as bologna or boloney in the US, of course. 

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