Italian cuisine enjoys an excellent reputation in the whole world. The most common is that you know their most famous dishes as pizza and pasta, but the variety of Italian food culture is because a long tradition and a rich variety of local products.
We are going to tell the history of one of the most representative products in Italy: mortadella. Don’t confuse with the cold meat from the supermarket, we talk you about the authentic mortadella, a delicatessen highly prized around the world, at the same Spanish ham. Therefore, in Da Bruno restaurants mortadella is very present in their recipes.
Although the origin is controversial, we can say that mortadella is one of the oldest sausage of Italian cuisine, which dates back to Roman times. Basically, then and now, it is a cooked sausage made with pork meat, spices and even combined with garlic or pistachios. All this is crushed into a paste moldeable.
The mortadella is a sausage from regions of northern Italy. The Bologna mortadella is the most famous, so it is a product protected by the Designation of origin of the European Union. The method of making this cold meat is unique in the world: it is characterized by a careful selection of high quality meats, a combination of spices and natural flavors, and a strict process.
The most common and known to consume mortadella is into a sandwich. However, this product can be use in all sorts of dishes, from the simplest to the most elaborate and modern. Mortadella can be presented in very thin slices with a little oil, as a tasty snack or can be used to cooked dishes such as stuffing for tortellini or new concepts like mortadella’s sushi.