Cotechino is a traditional Italian sausage found through the northern areas and the central mountain regions.
It is made from pork meat, rind and fat with spice blends that feature fennel but differ from one region to the next.
Cotechino is slowly simmered in broth infused with herbs and spices over several hours. It makes the kitchen fragrant and heavenly as it slowly cooks.
It is traditional served with lentils but I present here with carrot puree, capers and potato mash.
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