mor·​ta·​del·​la | \ ˌmȯr-tə-ˈde-lə How to pronounce mortadella (audio) \

Definition of mortadella

: a large smoked sausage made of beef, pork, and pork fat and seasoned with pepper and garlic

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No Bologna Coney: Italian mortadella pork sausage flavored with pistachios and Mancini’s pepper blend, served on a buttered and toasted split-top bun, and topped with mild muffuletta olive and pepper salad. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "The new State Fair foods and where to find them," 20 Aug. 2019 There's a warm mortadella sandwich, which is a fancy lunch meat sandwich. Polly Campbell,, "Fausto is contemporary restaurant for Contemporary Arts Center," 15 July 2019 Highlights from the new daytime menu include the #11 Lil Sal’s grinder with prosciutto, sopressata, mortadella and mozzarella; and the Caesar salad with bagna cauda, bread crumbs and an unimaginable amount of Parmesan. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, "Cherry Creek’s latest cocktail bar takes luxury to the extreme," 11 June 2019 On the white marble counter, a shiny red Berkel slicer cradles a tower of mortadella. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "Chef Massimo Bottura’s New Italian Inn," 5 Feb. 2019 Layer half of soppressata on bottom half of bread, followed by half of capicola, half of mortadella, and half of provolone. Gabriella Vigoreaux, Good Housekeeping, "The Only Sandwich You Need on Game Day," 25 Oct. 2015 Take the very impressive-looking muffaletta, stacked with mortadella, capicola, Genoa salami, and olive salad, the bottom bun splashed with balsamic vinegar. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Food & Drink / Food Chain A sad state of the sandwich at Portage Park Italian deli Rosie's Sidekick," 9 July 2018 The French Quarter: Sopressata, mortadella, capicola, provolone, olives, olive oil. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Alice in Wonderland-themed bar Hatter and Hare now open in Phoenix," 12 July 2018 In Carmel, find a New Orleans-style muffaletta with mortadella, city ham, salame cotto, provolone, mozzarella, olive salad and giardiniera on a sesame roll. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Sun King Distillery in Carmel: What to know before you go," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of mortadella

1613, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mortadella

Italian, from Latin murtatum sausage seasoned with myrtle berries, from murtus myrtle

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