pezzente

fatty pork sausage

Also known in Basilicata as nnuglia or nnoglia, a rustic fatty pork sausage of offal meats, flavoured with fennel seeds and traditionally used for flavouring a ragú or soup. Today it's less fatty and can be grilled, or boiled with a pot of greens. In Calabria it's known as pizzitella; in Puglia it's pizzintella.

The pezzente della montagna materana is in the Ark of Taste.

Gorgoglione in the Basilicata holds a Sagra del Pezzente in August.

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