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LENTILS AND ZAMPONE OR COTECHINO: NEW YEAR’S EVE DISH

Lentils and zampone or cotechino are the typical New Year's dish in Italy. Let's see why and what are the stories behind this recipe. The zampone or cotechino is nothing but pig's trotter stuffed with salted and flavored minced meat and during Christmas time are usually eaten with lentils. It is the ritual of the end of the year throughout Italy. An iconic food, eaten almost exclusively on December 31.
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