The luganega sausage is made in a long coil, and different versions appear in various parts of the country. Two theories exist in these parts regarding the name: one is that it is somehow connected to the city of Lugana in Switzerland. The other, more likely, is that the name is derived from the word for ‘long’, which in Italian is lungo. However, just to confuse things further, there is also a regional sausage with the same name that is short and slim, and not made in a continuous coil! This is a Venetian risotto and should be served quite wet and soupy.
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