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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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zampone is an unconventional ‘sausage’, a speciality of Modena in the Emilia-Romana region of Italy. The skin is not a sausage casing of the usual sort, but a boned pig’s trotter; the name ‘zampone’ literally means ‘great paw’. A spiced mixture of pork and pork offal is used for the filling, and it is then subjected to a lengthy soaking and simmering, and served sliced with other boiled meats.