BOLOGNA SANDWICH? NO MORTADELLA PLEASE!
Believe it or not, the Bologna sandwich, also known as "baloney sandwich" and very famous in the US and Canada, has little or nothing in common with the foodie capital of Italy. In fact, what we normally fill our fresh out-of-the-oven bread with, is far away from the American baloney. It is by far the most typical and iconic cold cut of our homeland: Mortedella! But where does its peculiar name derive from? Maybe from mortar used to make it, or mortarum a type of sausage seasoned with myrtle berrys, or murtarum meaning fine minced meat. The origins of this delicious sausage known all over the world as the Bologna or Baloney are still uncertain.