Today is National Bologna Day


It’s a touchy subject. Most people out there either love it or hate it. For me, it’s a part of my childhood lunch that I remember very well. The Oscar Myer song still loops in my head, but I hope I never have to re-eat that meal ever again. My bologna sandwich was the epitome of an American school lunch from the 80’s. A slice of bologna, a piece of Kraft Singles cheese, and a layer of ketchup were sandwiched between two slices of Wonder bread. While it pleased my child size appetite back then, it kind of makes me cringe now.

Maybe I am prejudiced against this meat product that’s made from a number of questionable leftover pork and beef parts. It has been over a decade since I had some bologna. Is there a more sophisticated bologna sandwich out there?

How do you feel about bologna? Do you love it as much as Weird Al? Are you “the city’s biggest bologna buyer?”

By Lucia Phan

Lucia Phan has a Bachelors Degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Food & City Culture and Environmental Economics. She is the founder of Banana Slug Edibles, where she bakes specialty cakes and cupcakes for patients in Orange County & Los Angeles. In her free time she likes to collect recipes and will forever be searching for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe known to man.

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