Origins. Finocchiona originated in the Renaissance, and possibly even before, in the Late Middle Ages. The use of fennel was an alternative to pepper (a key ingredient of the standard salami), which was very expensive at the time while fennel grew wild and abundant in the Tuscan countryside.What is Finocchiona salami?
Finocchiona ( Italian pronunciation: [finokˈkjoːna]) is a salami variety, typical of Tuscany, Florence area. It is characterized by the use of fennel . Finocchiona originated in the Renaissance, and possibly even before, in the Late Middle Ages.What is fennel Finochio?
finochio n (Plants) a variety of fennel, Foeniculum vulgare dulce, with thickened stalks that resemble celery and are eaten as a vegetable, esp in S Europe. Also called: Florence fennelWhat is the difference between finocchiona and sbriciolona?
A variant, sbriciolona, is prepared with a coarser grind, and undergoes a shorter drying (not more than a month). This product has to be cut into larger slices than the typical finocchiona and is consumed using a fork and a knife because it tends to crumble.