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Old 05-27-2005, 04:19 AM   #1
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Is mortadella just glorified baloney?

it sure as heck looks like it. i like to try all of the different Citerro Fresco products, but don't want to spend $7 on something that is none other than baloney w/ pistacios, you know?
what's the deal with this stuff?

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Old 05-27-2005, 04:36 AM   #2
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Well, if it's real Italian mortadella, it bears little resemblance to the stuff called baloney - but then again, I only tried the B stuff once.... it was enough
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Old 05-27-2005, 09:52 AM   #3
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Real Italian mortadella is supposed to be closer to a ham product than baloney. The stuff we get here is baloney with nuts.
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Old 05-27-2005, 10:07 AM   #4
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thought so, andy; thanks. definately won't be wasting my cash on that stuff!
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Old 05-27-2005, 10:21 AM   #5
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mortadella is great fried with eggs and cheese on a bagel. it is fattier than regular american bologna, therefore much tastier...

here is some info on the real stuff:
http://www.baldosalami.it/en/c_mortadella.htm

http://www.italianmade.com/foods/subcat18006.cfm

http://www.mortadellabologna.com/
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Old 05-27-2005, 10:35 AM   #6
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thanks, bucks. i read the links, and it seems just as i suspected. glorified baloney.
i'd rather just buy a half pound of regular baloney and throw a handful of pistaschios onto my sammich than buy mortadella.
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Old 05-27-2005, 01:07 PM   #7
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balogna

I love good old American balogna...especially with mustard, a slice of American cheese and a slice of garden fresh tomato on whole wheat bread.
I seldom eat it anymore, though, because it's so full of fat, sodium and chemicals. Same way with hot dogs...I save them for a treat.
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Old 05-27-2005, 02:51 PM   #8
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Can take or leave American bologna, love mortadella. Spicier, love those little globs of fat and pistachio, and eat it more as part of an antipasta than in a sandwich, where I agree it's differences could easily get smothered in mustard and disappear.
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Old 05-29-2005, 05:54 AM   #9
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I put some on the muffaletta I made yesterday. Of course, I also had prosciutto, cheese and genoa salami with the olive salad . It was soooo good. I made too much, though. I may have to have another party today. I have couscous salad and black bean salad and 2 loaves of muffaletta in the fridge. Lots of beer and wine and soda. My friends say that I am like an oldfashioned mother, putting out the food like I'm afraid people will starve. Oh yes, I have homemade brownies also.
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Old 05-30-2005, 09:50 AM   #10
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I hear ya, Lyndalou! My husband says I cook like a farmer's wife feeding the hired help. Can't help it.

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