Stromboli (food)

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Stromboli
HomemadeStromboliAug05.jpg
Homemade stromboli
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.

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.[2]

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.[1]

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. 


Additional sources[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