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spiced sausage meat speciality

Not mortadella—though something like mortadella is often commercialized under this name. Real mortandela is a traditional product of the Trentino, usually made at home.

It's a sausage without a casing, made from cheaper pork cuts and sometimes liver, flavoured with different spices in different kitchens, used fresh, cured or smoked, and formed into a large meatball shape. Often served with polenta, or in a risotto.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

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