Place of origin
|Bread dough, cheese (typically mozzarella), meat or vegetables|
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.
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.
There are several claims regarding the origin of using the name stromboli for food in the United States.
One is that the stromboli sandwich was invented in 1954 by Mike Aquino at Mike's Burger Royal in Spokane, Washington. Aquino says he named the sandwich after the movie.
Another claim is that 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 then recently released movie, Stromboli.
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- Mariani, John (1999). The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink. Lebhar-Friedman Books. ISBN 0-86730-784-6
- Romano, Pete. Nazzareno Romano's Grandson
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