What could be more basic and simple than making a bologna sandwich? Just get some white bread, swab it with sandwich spread, throw some bologna on it, along with a slice of American cheese, and, wallah! But wait! The process is simple, but the sandwich is not. Contained in that sandwich are a whopping 62 ingredients and 34 of them are industrially made. In this episode, I examine the making of a bologna sandwich, reveal the vast array of its ingredients, delve into a bit of food history, and warn about some health concerns.
INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: sodium nitrite
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