Each year on October 24, people across the nation make a sandwich to take part in National Bologna Day. This would be a good day to have a bologna sandwich for lunch.
- Sometimes spelled baloney (as it is pronounced), Bologna has been one of the more popular luncheon meats for decades.
- Favorite bologna sandwich garnishes are mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, cheese, lettuce, pickles, tomato, and onion.
- Bologna is derived from and is somewhat similar to the Italian mortadella (a finely hashed/ground port sausage) that originated in Bologna, Italy.
- United States government regulations require American bologna to be finely ground and without visible pieces of lard.
- Bologna can alternatively be made out of chicken, turkey, beef, pork, venison or soy protein.
- Bologna Bowl – When a slice of bologna is heated, the fat renders and the round slice takes the shape of a bowl which may be filled with cheese or other fillings.
There is a variety of different types of bologna:
Kosher or halal bologna
South African polony
HOW TO OBSERVE
To celebrate National Bologna Day, try something new and enjoy these bologna recipes:
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