Venetian Pride Zampone!!!
In 1510 the people of Modena, Italy, formed an alliance with Venice and flew the Venetian flag. Pope Giulio II, who was known as the Warrior Pope, took offense because he considered Modena to be in his sphere of influence, and besieged them. With no food coming in, the Modenesi had to preserve what they had, and someone hit upon the idea of boning pigs' forelegs and stuffing them with a mixture of ground pork, pork rinds, and spices. He must have been a popular fellow, as the taste has lasted centuries.
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