NATIONAL BOLOGNA DAY
Each year on October 24, people across the nation celebrate National Bologna Day. Today would be a good day to have a bologna sandwich for lunch.
- Sometimes spelled baloney (as it is pronounced), bologna has been one of the more popular luncheon meats for decades.
- Favorite bologna sandwich garnishes are mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, cheese, lettuce, pickles, tomato and onion,
- Bologna sausage derived from and is somewhat similar to the Italian mortadella (a finely hashed/ground port sausage) that originated in Bologna, Italy.
- United States government regulations require American bologna to be finely ground and without visible pieces of lard.
- Bologna can alternatively be made out of chicken, turkey, beef, pork, venison or soy protein.
- Bologna Bowl – When a slice of bologna is heated, the fat renders and the round slice takes the shape of a bowl which may be filled with cheese or other fillings.
There is a variety of different bologna’s:
Kosher or halal bologna
South African polony
To celebrate today, try something new and enjoy these “tried and true” bologna recipes:
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Bologna Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.