Porchetta is a traditional Italian dish that originated in the region of Emilia-Romagna. It is a savory, slow-roasted pork dish that is typically made from a whole pig, seasoned with herbs and spices, and then cooked until the meat is tender and the skin is crispy. Porchetta can be found in various towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, including Bologna, Modena, and Parma.

In Bologna, you can find porchetta at the famous Tamburini deli, located in the heart of the city. They offer a wide selection of high-quality porchetta, made with locally sourced ingredients. In Modena, the Mercato Albinelli is a great place to find porchetta, along with other traditional Italian products. In Parma, the Salumeria Garibaldi is known for its delicious porchetta, made according to Traditional Recipesss.

One popular way to enjoy porchetta is in a sandwich. The crispy, flavorful pork is sliced and served on a crusty roll, often with some arugula and a drizzle of olive oil. Another classic recipe is porchetta di Ariccia, which is a specific variation of porchetta from the town of Ariccia in Lazio. It is made with pork belly, seasoned with garlic, rosemary, and other herbs, and then slow-roasted until it is tender and juicy.

Porchetta has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products that are made according to specific specifications. Some of the specifications for porchetta include using whole pigs, seasoning with a mixture of salt, pepper, garlic, and herbs, and slow-roasting the meat until it is cooked through and the skin is crispy.

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– “Porchetta” – Emilia Romagna Turismo (emiliaromagnaturismo.it)
– “Porchetta di Ariccia” – Accademia Italiana della Cucina (accademiaitalianadellacucina.it)