A framed decree from L'Arte dei Salaroli (1250) on the wall of Bologna roughly translates to, β€œIf you make fake mortadella without the approval of the Salaroli, your body will be stretched on the rack three times, you will be fined 200 gold coins, and all the food you make will be destroyed.” 10best.com/interests/food…
American bologna is based off an original Italian counterpart: Mortadella. Mortadella has been around for 2,000 years and was such a highly regarded delicacy that in 1720 it was decreed people who made fake Mortadella would be stretched on the rack and fined 200 gold. munchies.vice.com/en_us/a…
Mortadella was banned from import to the US from 1967 until 2000 because of an outbreak of swine fever en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
The popular Italian cold cut, Mortadella, was banned from import into the United States from 1967 to 2000 due to an outbreak of African swine fever in Italy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Today I learned that the beloved kolbasa which was consumed in the Soviet Union is actually little more than American bologna sausage. understandrussia.com/kolb…

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