Ozzina asked in Food & DrinkEthnic Cuisine · 1 decade ago

What exactly is capicola ( a kind of Italian food) & how is it pronounced?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Capicola, or coppa, is a traditional Neapolitan Italian cold cut (salume) made from pork shoulder or neck and dry-cured whole.

    The name coppa is Italian for nape, while capicola comes from capo—head and collo—neck of a pig. The Neapolitan Italian spelling, "'Capocollo'", is derived from Latin, "caput collum". It is similar to the more widely known cured ham, Prosciutto, because they are both pork-derived cold-cuts that are used in similar dishes. However, the technical definition of ham is the thigh and buttocks of a pig (or boar) slaughtered for meat, whereas Capicola is solely meat from the shoulder or neck.


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  • regula
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    3 years ago


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  • mark
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    1 decade ago

    Cap Ih Cola

    It is a hot ham frequently sold at deli counters. I believe they make a mild capicola in addition to the hot one

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  • 4 years ago

    pronounced : cap - cola

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