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Salama da Sugo Fair

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The "Salamina da sugo al cucchiaio" Festival is a gourmet event dedicated to this deliciously tasty dish of the Italian cuisine
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The Salamina Ferrarese is a special type of sausage that exists only in Ferrara. It is rare, spicy and powerful. A single spoonful is enough to satisfy the most demanding gourmet. It is still manufactured according to ancient tradition. Each pork can give only one Salamina. The filling (a mixture of neck’s muscles, tongue and liver, chopped and softened by little lard) is enclosed into the bladder of an old sow. Few spices are added, together with some red wine, traditionally the local Fortana and sometimes Dry Marsala. Each manufacturer has his own secret formula, derived from ancient family recipes. It is aged in natural air for minimum 6 months, but it reaches perfection and intensity after one year. The shape reminds that of many rounded containers of the Renaissance.

It requires a special care for cooking. The traditional way is by boiling it in water, wrapped in a light towel and hung in the middle of a large pot (it must never touch the pot), for 6 to 8 hours. When it is ready, it is enough to cut the upper end and to extract the juicy and precious content with a spoon. It is traditionally served with mashed potatoes.


Madonna Boschi


September, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th; October, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th


7.15 pm
Sunday at 12.15 pm


Pro Loco di Madonna Boschi - Via Madonna Boschi 1
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