From the Luganega to the Calabrese, Italian sausages come in all shapes and sizes - short and fat, long and thin, horseshoe-shaped and even circular. Sausages form an integral part of Italian culture and cuisine, and the two are inexorably linked. There is even a patron saint of sausages, Sant' Antonio, who is always seen with a pig at his side and whose Feast Day, 17 January, is celebrated with much porcine squealing as pigs are slaughtered for the annual sausage-making festival. In this practical and humorous book, acclaimed cookery writer Mary Contini explores the Italian fascination with salsiccie, tracing its history and displaying its remarkable versatility with over 55 mouth-watering recipes, including Il Panino di San Gennaro - the best sausage roll in the world - Philip's Fabulous Fonteluna Sugo, and Peperoni Pizza Twice!
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