In Bologna, food is life. It honestly defines the region. Whether it's your first time visiting Bologna or you've been many times, be prepared to pace yourself so you don’t overdo it and get full too quickly. Bologna really seems to have perfected the art of curing and using the best of its meat; using blood in buristo, boiled pork rinds in must-try local delicacy chicoli, and pieces of meat picked off the caracas in sopressata. Meat-lovers should try lardo; pieces of fat with hints of walnuts, rosemary, butter and black pepper. Perhaps also try the more traditional salame da vino which is made by fermenting meat with a tasty red wine. Making and finding pork products with the highest standards of quality, taste, and ethical production is not easy, but some argue in Bologna it is achievable. One of the most unique things to do in Bologna, although not one for vegans and veggies in Bologna
, meat-eaters must eat like a local in Bologna
and enjoy pork in its various forms, as well as learn about how it is preserved; whether salt cured, air dried, fermented or boiled.
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