Borlengo, also known as Burleng or Burlang, is a traditional dish from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. It is a thin and delicate pancake-like bread that is typically served as an appetizer or snack. Borlengo can be found in various towns and communes of Emilia-Romagna, including Bologna, Modena, and Reggio Emilia.

In Bologna, you can find Borlengo at local markets such as Mercato delle Erbe and Mercato di Mezzo. It is also available at specialty food stores like Salumeria Simoni and Tamburini. In Modena, you can try Borlengo at Albinelli Market or visit shops like La Bottega di Franco and Salumeria Giusti. In Reggio Emilia, you can find it at Mercato Coperto and shops like Salumeria Garibaldi and Salumeria Rinaldini.

One popular way to enjoy Borlengo is by filling it with prosciutto, cheese, and arugula, then rolling it up into a delicious wrap. Another recipe involves spreading a thin layer of Borlengo with Nutella and rolling it into a sweet treat. These recipes showcase the versatility of Borlengo, as it can be enjoyed both as a savory or sweet dish.

Borlengo has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which aims to protect and promote traditional Italian food products. The specifications for Borlengo include using a mixture of flour, water, and salt to create a thin batter, which is then cooked on a hot plate or stone. The resulting bread should be thin, elastic, and slightly crispy.

– “Borlengo: la ricetta originale” – Giallo Zafferano (
– “Borlengo” – Emilia Romagna Turismo (