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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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coppa (cup) an Italian product made from cured, raw pork collar compressed inside a large sausage skin. It is unsmoked and very dry and hard. Widely made in C. Italy and Corsica, coppa is a rough-looking product, but is highly esteemed and quite expensive. It is always eaten raw and is sometimes called coppa cruda (raw) to distinguish it from a completely different product called coppa cotta (cooked), which resembles brawn.