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History Of Bologna, America’s Best-Loved Lunch Meat

A European Delicacy
Today, we think of bologna as a poor man's food, but in his native home of Bologna, Italy, it was a seasoned dish equivalent to fine prosciutto. Of course, the Italian version of bologna is unfamiliar to most Americans, having made lean pork from an old recipe that dates back to the mid-1600s. The Italians who brought bologna to the Americas in the late 19th and early 20th centuries began from the bottom, however, because it was largely consumed by poor immigrants, Americans associated it with the lower classes.

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