Did you know that in 1971 Sophia Loren starred in the movie, La Mortadella? She tries to get past customs with a gift wrapped, watermalon-sized mortadella. Have you tried this pork sausage studded with globules of fat? It has a long history in Italy, dating to the University of Bologna in 1661. In fact, mortadella is in the writings of Bocaccio.
Oscar Mayer commercialized it, took out the globules and thus named it “baloney.”
Nonetheless it is delicious and the only time I ever try it( Yikes, fat globules) is when I am in Italy.