What exactly is capicola ( a kind of Italian food) & how is it pronounced?
- Tom ツLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
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.
- markLv 71 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
- 4 years ago
pronounced : cap - cola