Stromboli (food)

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Stromboli
HomemadeStromboliAug05.jpg
Homemade stromboli
Type turnover
Place of origin United States
Main ingredients Bread dough, cheese (typically mozzarella), meat or vegetables
Cookbook:Stromboli  Stromboli

Stromboli is a type of turnover filled with various cheeses, typically mozzarella, Italian meats such as salami, capicola and bresaola or vegetables. The dough traditionally used is Italian bread dough.

Preparation[edit]

Many American pizza shops serve a stromboli using pizza dough that is folded in half with fillings, similar to a calzone.[1]

At other establishments, a stromboli is made with a square-shaped pizza dough that can be topped with any pizza toppings and is then rolled into a cylindrical shape and baked.

Origins[edit]

There are several claims regarding the origin of using the name stromboli for food in the United States.

Romano's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria originated it in 1950 in Essington, Tinicum Township, just outside of Philadelphia, by Nazzareno Romano. According to Romano, a friend suggested he name it after the recently-released movie, Stromboli.[1]

In 1954 Mike Aquino of Mike's Burger Royal in Spokane, Washington says he also named the sandwich after the same movie.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Daley, Bill (March 26, 2013). "Calzone v. stromboli". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Stimson, William (June 5, 1976). "Stromboli Sandwich is Spokane Original". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Mariani, John (1999). The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink. Lebhar-Friedman Books. ISBN 0-86730-784-6
  • Romano, Pete. Nazzareno Romano's Grandson